Child gives mom gun to shoot dad during violent fight in northwest Houston, police say

By Lea Wilson - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - A woman shot her husband Thursday after he broke into her northwest Houston apartment and choked her, police said.

According to investigators, just after 5 p.m. the man, identified as Derek Martin, broke into his wife's apartment in the 12000 block of North Gessner and began choking her in front of their four children. Their 8-year-old daughter hit her father while their 5-year-old child got a gun, police said.

Martin's wife took the gun from the child and shot Martin in the arm, police said.

He was taken to a hospital and released.

The extent of his wife's injuries was not immediately known.

The children -- ages 8, 5, 2 and 1 -- were not injured.

According to police, Martin's wife has an order of protection against him.

He is being charged with a felony count of assault and a felony count of violating a protective order.

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