Blanco County man charged with murder after ‘domestic disturbance’ with stepson

Jim Harris (Blanco County Sheriff's Office photo)

Jim Harris (Blanco County Sheriff’s Office photo)

BLANCO COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A stepfather is accused of shooting and killing his stepson Aug. 28 in Blanco County, the sheriff’s office says.

Donald Boumans (Photo courtesy of his family)
Donald Boumans (Photo courtesy of his family)

BCSO said Jim Harris, 63, shot his stepson, 25-year-old Donald Boumans, one time with a pistol during a domestic disturbance in the 700 block of Cox Road in Blanco County. BSCO said the 911 call came in at 10:37 p.m.

Boumans was pronounced dead at the scene, and Harris was arrested at the scene, BCSO said. Harris was booked into Blanco County Jail the next morning with a bond set at $50,000. The sheriff’s office said Harris made the bond and is out of jail.

According to family members, Boumans was an Army veteran and a volunteer firefighter in Blanco.

The sheriff’s office said the last murder in Blanco County happened in 2019.

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