Shooting occurred at a party Sunday in Waller County
WALLER COUNTY, Texas – KAGS reports that the Waller County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a University of Houston deputy fire marshal in the shooting death of an 18-year-old volunteer firefighter.
Joshua Hahn is accused of killing Douglas Smith on Sunday, May 23. Hahn has been charged with manslaughter.
The two were allegedly at a party when the shooting happened.
The sheriff’s office said the shooting happened just before 8 p.m. in northern Waller County and that Smith died at the scene.
Hahn joined the UH Fire Marshal’s Office in 2018. He is also a forensic photographer and administrative trainer for the Department of Homeland Security’s Bomb-Making Materials Awareness Program, and he is also a volunteer firefighter in Waller County.
Smith was a volunteer firefighter with the Tri-County Fire Department A GoFundMe has been set up to help with funeral expenses.
Funeral services have not yet been set and the investigation remains ongoing.
Hahn remains in jail on a $100,000 bond.