Husband Charged with Murder After Fatally Shooting Wife at Residence in Humble
Charges have been filed against James Paul Anderson, 37, in connection with the fatal shooting of his wife, Victoria Anderson, at 4311 Vista Ridge Drive on Sunday, September 24th.
Anderson, who served as the Special Education Department Chair for Santa Fe Middle School in the Cleveland Independent School District (Cleveland ISD), is facing a murder charge in the 208th State District Court.
Officials at Cleveland ISD have confirmed that Anderson is now on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.
According to reports from HPD Homicide Division Detectives L. Brooks and C. Davidson, officers were dispatched to the residence in response to a shooting call. The call came from a female inside the home who reported that her husband was threatening to shoot her. During the call, the 911 call-taker reportedly heard a gunshot.
Upon their arrival at the scene, officers requested the husband, later identified as James Paul Anderson, to exit the house. He initially refused but allowed their 3-year-old son to leave the residence safely.
In response to the situation, members of the HPD Hostage Negotiation and SWAT teams were called in. After several hours of negotiations, Anderson surrendered to officers without any further incident.
Upon entering the home, officers discovered Anderson’s wife unresponsive with a gunshot wound. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the woman deceased. The couple’s 3-year-old child was transported to a nearby hospital for observation.
The case details were presented to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, which subsequently filed charges against James Paul Anderson for his involvement in the shooting. He has since been booked into the Harris County Jail.