Man wanted after killing his wife in Spring

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Ralph Lee Roy Cooper, 39 | Photo by: Harris County Sheriff Office

SPRING, TX–  A manhunt is pending after a man is believed to have shot and killed his wife in the Spring area last night. 

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. (August 25) outside his home located on Forest Hurst.

Neighbors say they heard a loud disturbance from the home, followed by several gunshots prompting them to immediately contact 911 authorities.  Arriving officers located the 49-year-old woman deceased outside the home.

The shooter is suspected to be her husband, Ralph Lee Roy Cooper, 39.

Deputies are still in search of Cooper who is reported to have fled the scene in a black Cadillac CTS with license plates reading MXD3808.

Investigators say their child was present in the home at the time but was not injured.

HCSO is asking anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact them immediately at 713-221-6000.