Juan Dominguez, 22, Groom, Shot During Wedding Party, Bayou Body Count No. 113

A groom desperately knocking on a door seeking help for a friend stabbed in a wedding-party fight was shot to death by the homeowner, Houston police say.

KHOU reports Juan Dominguez, 22, was shot about 2 a.m. Sunday on the north side of town.

Dominguez had been married earlier in the day, the station says, and a fight broke out at the ensuing party. One of his friends was stabbed, and Dominguez "ran to a nearby home and banged on the door looking for help."

The homeowner, "confused and fearing for his life," fired a shot that killed Dominguez. He was pronounced dead at the scene. (The stabbing victim is expected to survive.)

No charges have been filed, but the case will be reviewed by a Harris County grand jury.

Update: The official HPD report on the event is out and slightly different. They do not identify the suspect by name, although they do say he was a groom at a wedding, and give his age as 23.

They also say:

Witnesses reported the deceased man was celebrating his wedding when he and his brother got into a fight with several guests, during which the brother was stabbed. At some point, two males ran away to the above address. The groom and his brother tried to enter the home by kicking and beating on the door. The home's resident was inside and, fearing for his life, fired a gun, fatally striking the groom.


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