Unidentified Female, 39, Bayou Body Count No. 177

A woman was shot to death by a man who has turned himself in and faces murder charges, police say.

Matthew Hollowell Layton, 26, shot the 39-year-old woman, whose name has not been released pending notification of family members, during an argument about 5:50 p.m.Thursday in the 2200 block of Noble, HPD says.

"Witnesses stated Layton fled the scene and went to a location where he admitted to family members that he shot the woman," HPD says. "A family member accompanied Layton back to the scene where he was detained by officers and subsequently charged."

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