HOUSTON – An investigation is underway after a father killed his daughter’s boyfriend and injured two others on Houston’s south side Wednesday, the Houston Police Department said.
HPD and emergency officials with the Houston Fire Department responded to reports of a shooting in the 4300 block of Stassen around 12:45 a.m.
When officers arrived, they found three men in their 40s with gunshot wounds. One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene, investigators said.
According to HPD, the other two victims sustained minor injuries and were transported to nearby hospitals. They are expected to survive.
Investigators said the suspect, a man in his 50s, is the father of the deceased victim’s girlfriend.
Police said the suspect and three victims, who were all friends, were at a club celebrating a birthday when the deceased victim got into an argument with his girlfriend. The men then left the club and went to one of their homes. Officers said the victim’s girlfriend and her father showed up at the residence and the three began arguing. At some point during the argument, the suspect pulled out a gun and began shooting, HPD said.
Investigators said the woman and her father fled the scene in an unknown direction. The suspect is described by police only as a black male who is 45 to 48 years old.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at (713) 308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.