STATEMENT FROM THE FORT BEND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
On July 30, 2019, at 2:39 p.m., the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office dispatch received a call concerning a shooting that had taken place at Highway 36 and Comanche Blvd, just south of Rosenberg, Texas.
The ex-girlfriend victim was being given a ride by a friend and her friend’s teen daughter when her ex-boyfriend, and father of her child, drove towards them while shooting.
The victims were able to drive away from the shooter and seek safety with a FBCSO deputy working with Fort Bend County Road and Bridge.
It is believed that at this time, the shooter drove away and went to the home of his ex-girlfriend and shot and killed her family members.
The shooter then returned to the location of his ex-girlfriend and shot himself. He later succumbed to his injury and died at the hospital.
The shooter has been identified as Juan DeLeon Jr., 42.
The ex-girlfriend victim was able to tell deputies a brief sequence of events and expressed her concern for her family located at the 5000 block of Navajo Ct.
Upon arrival, deputies discovered two deceased persons at the home.
The ex-girlfriend’s mother, Gloria Rivera, 64, was shot and killed at her home along with her adult son, Fabian Rivera, 40.
“This is absolutely heartbreaking for all the family members,” said Sheriff Troy Nehls. “These families will need prayers and support to help them through this time.”
About Troy Nehls:
Sheriff Troy Nehls will not be running for Fort Bend County sheriff again, it’s speculated that we will likely see Nehls on the 2020 ballot for TX-22 Congressional District seat in a bid to replace Congressman Pete Olson.
Pete Olson announced his retirement last week.
District 22 includes Fort Bend, Brazoria County and a portion of Harris County. Cities in District 22 include Sugar Land, Katy, Pearland, Rosenberg, Richmond, Missouri City, Fulshear, and Needville.
Filing begins in November.