Boyfriend detained in Austin with 3-week-old baby after infant’s mother shot, killed near NRG Park: HPD

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HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after a woman was found dead Monday inside an apartment near NRG Park, according to the Houston Police Department.

The discovery was made around 7:40 a.m. at an apartment complex located at 8181 El Mundo St.

Police said the woman, who appeared to be in her 20s or 30s, lived at the home with her boyfriend and their 3-week-old baby.

According to HPD, the couple was involved in some sort of argument or altercation when the new mother was shot in the head. The boyfriend then took the baby and drove to Austin, where he turned himself in. He will be returned to Houston.

“We have investigators going to Austin to retrieve him and actually interview him there,” said Det. Shaun Sylvester.

Sylvester said they don’t know what lead up to the disturbance.

“We don’t know any details about what exactly had happened and how it happened we just know he did shoot her and he fled and he said he’s turned himself in because he shot her,“ Sylvester said.

No charges have been filed at this time and it was unknown who will obtain custody of the newborn.


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