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Man Fatally Shoots Brother After Dispute Over Fence

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Cicely C. Mitchell

According to reports, a Fort Bend County man shot and killed his brother early Friday morning after the two brothers reportedly had a dispute about a fence. Additional reports indicate that the two men lived next door to each other and argued about damage to that fence.

According to investigators Santiago Montoya and Ruben Montoya got into a fight about 12:15 A.M. Friday morning on Pleak Crossing in the Village of Pleak. The two brothers had a fight about a fence that Ruben Montoya had reportedly damaged. The elder Montoya brother called 911 and told the dispatch operator that he was in need of police assistance at his home. The brothers reportedly continued to argue and Santiago Montoya allegedly shot his brother.

Santiago Montoya was reportedly taken into custody and the case is expected to be referred to a Fort Bend County grand jury to determine if charges will be filed or not.

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