A man's dead body was found on the front lawn of a Texas home after a domestic violence incident turned deadly, officials said.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office received a call about a shooting at around 6:30 a.m. Sunday and arrived at an address near Baytown to find the deceased man, who appeared to be in his 30s or 40s.

The man's ex-wife is believed to have pulled the trigger. She then ran to a neighbor's house before deputies arrived, Click2Houston reported.

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the couple was previously married and were having an argument inside the house. The altercation led to the woman grabbing a gun and shooting her ex-husband, who then made his way outside the house and collapsed on the front lawn.

Deputies later discovered the body and found the woman at the neighbor's house and said she was cooperating with investigators, according to ABC13 Houston.

It is unclear if the woman will face charges.

"They still cohabitate or live together, is what we are told. We don't know what their living arrangements were," Gonzalez said in a news conference after the incident. "We'll have to determine exactly what happened, what led up to the shooting."

Officials said authorities previously responded to the same address but were unclear if the incident was related to the divorced couple. Gonzalez also noted that somebody was taken into custody when they previously responded to the house.

"We don't know if it was related to the couple or not. We'll have to get those details," Gonzalez said. "But, an arrest was made. We just want to confirm (whether or not) it was the same individual."

Due to the significant increase in domestic violence-related deaths, a campaign to help domestic abuse victims was launched by the Houston Area Women's Center last week.

"The uptick in domestic violence is significant. We saw it during COVID, and it seems like it's not slowing down," Gonzalez said, adding, "If you suspect that a loved one is going through some type of domestic violence situation, just help get them information. It really is a matter of life and death."

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