LA MARQUE

Police are holding a 39-year-old La Marque man on a weapons charge in connection with the shooting death of a woman in her home Friday morning, authorities said.

Byron Coleman, 39, of La Marque, was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, police said. His bond is set at $200,000.

Coleman was charged hours after Brandy Rhines, 39, was found dead in her home in the 1900 block of Little Street, police said.

Police at about 10:45 a.m. Friday received a 911 call about a woman found dead in her home, according to a statement issued today.

Officers at the scene said Rhines appeared to have been shot several times, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officers are asking anyone with information to contact La Marque Police Department at 409-938-9250 or La Marque Crime Stoppers at 409-938-8477.

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