HPD: Boyfriend fatally shoots girlfriend and her mother

Boyfriend fatally shoots girlfriend, mother in west Houston
Boyfriend fatally shoots girlfriend, mother in west Houston

HOUSTON – Two women were fatally shot Sunday morning, according to the Houston Police Department.

At approximately 9:13 a.m. officers with the Houston Police Department responded to an assault in progress at a residence in the 1000 block of East Tri Oak Lane.

On arrival, officers observed a woman exit her vehicle and walk toward the residence. When she knocked at the door, the suspect opened it and shot her at point-blank range, Assistant HPD Chief Yasar Bashir said during a media briefing.

Officers stepped out of that patrol vehicle and told the suspect to drop his gun. The suspect fired multiple rounds in the direction of the officers, striking the patrol vehicle at least twice, Bashir said.

An officer exchanged gunfire with the suspect, striking the man multiple times. At that point, the suspect barricaded himself in the residence. The officers requested additional resources, including an ambulance and SWAT officers.

Sometime later, the suspect voluntarily exited the residence and allowed officers to detain him. The suspect was transported to Ben Taub Hospital in stable condition, Bashir said.

Upon entering the residence, SWAT officers located another victim, a woman that investigators described as the suspect’s live-in girlfriend.

The woman who had been shot at the door outside the residence was pronounced deceased at the scene. Investigators identified the victim as the girlfriend’s mother.

KPRC 2 spoke to the suspect’s older sister who says police had been to the home several times in the past.

“My brother had enough, my brother had enough. He had enough,” the woman said.

The woman said her brother had been dealing with a lot.

“Both of them were doing the same thing. They were cheating on each other and it just kind of came to a head today,” the woman said.

Police have not said if the suspect shot the girlfriend or her mother first.

No officers were injured.

An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

About the Author:

Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.