Sheriff Henderson investigating aggravated assault, shooting

Jeffrey Pitts.

Conroe, July 17 – Montgomery County Sheriff Rand Henderson is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 700 block of Anderson Road in Kingwood. The suspect initially barricaded himself in a residence, but through the efforts of Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office SWAT and Crisis Negotiators (CNT), the suspect ultimately surrendered peacefully and without further incident.

At about 2:15am, Deputies were dispatched to the intersection of Anderson Road and Northpark Drive in reference to a victim with a gunshot wound. During the investigation, it was learned that the victim and his wife were at the residence of her ex-husband.

As the victim’s wife the entered property, she was confronted by her ex-husband, identified as Jeffrey Michael Pitts, a 52 year old white male from Kingwood. The victim (identified as Daniel Sweeten Jr., a 50 year old white male from Montgomery, Texas.) remained in their vehicle parked in roadway.

As an argument ensued between Pitts and his ex-wife concerning a vehicle, he reportedly shoved her aside, and fired multiple rounds from a handgun striking the vehicle Sweeten was sitting in. Sweeten was subsequently struck by a bullet in the abdomen, and a bullet grazed his head.

Sweeten was able to drive away from the residence, and call 911. He was later transported to Conroe Regional Hospital, where he is in stable condition.

When Deputies responded, Pitts initially refused to exit the residence at which time SWAT and CNT were called to the scene. As additional resources were arriving, Pitts surrendered peacefully. Pitts was transported to the Montgomery County Jail on two counts of aggravated assault, each charge carrying a $50,000.00 dollar bond.

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