Houston-Area Woman Fatally Shoots Firefighter Neighbor

Investigators say a Houston-area woman who was home alone has fatally shot her next-door neighbor after hearing noises at her front door and seeing a man outside.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday said no charges have been filed against the 64-year-old woman from Porter.

Authorities say 27-year-old Samuel Keen had been out drinking with friends, took a taxi home and allegedly was intoxicated when he was shot Monday night.

Investigators say Keen, a Houston firefighter, was shot through the door while trying to enter the woman's home. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Lt. Brady Fitzgerald had no immediate information on why Keen was outside the home. Officials have no record of any previous disturbances between the neighbors.

The case will be presented to a grand jury.

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