HOUSTON – A mother accused of shooting her kids’ father after he showed up with his current girlfriend when he arrived to drop off one of their children has been charged in the incident, police said.
The mother, who was identified by police as Keshante Shamirra Harris, 27, was taken into custody and has been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and deadly conduct - discharging a firearm, police said.
The shooting happened Sunday in the 5800 block of Beldart Street in southeast Houston.
“This is shocking,” Shaniqua Hudson said.
Hudson, who has lived in the neighborhood for a few years, said she’s still processing what went on outside her home.
Hudson first heard the sound of gunshots, and when she looked outside, she saw a car had crashed into a pole.
“All I seen was police, yellow tape,” she said. “Police and yellow tape there. The top of the pole is down in those people’s yard.”
KPRC 2 spoke to the suspect’s grandmother who lives at the home where the shooting happened. She didn’t want to go on camera but told us she answered the door around 9 p.m. and took her 5-month-old granddaughter inside the home from a weekend visit with her dad. She said moments later, she heard screams from outside to call the police.
HPD said the father was shot twice; once in the arm and once in the leg.
“When you do the unthinkable like that it’s scary because the bullets could of went in anyone’s house around here,” Hudson said. “I have a grandbaby. I have my daughter. I have my son.”
Police said the child and the current girlfriend were not injured and the father had non-life-threatening injuries.
“People need to think before they react to something like that,” Hudson said. “It shouldn’t have happened, it’s crazy.”