3 year old boy ‘shot dead by mom’s boyfriend with assault-style rifle

3 year old boy ‘shot dead by mom’s boyfriend with assault-style rifle

A 3-year-old boy has been shot to death in southeast Houston following a domestic dispute between a mother and her boyfriend.

The boyfriend of a mom killed her 3-year-old son with an “assault-style” rifle after he broke into a home she was staying in during a domestic dispute, police said.

Houston police had reports of a shooting in the 6200 blocks of Almeda Genoa around 7 p.m. on friday.

Police officer Art Acevedo said when officers arrived on the scene they realized a lady and her child had been shot.

Elijah Valencia Garcia was shot by his mom's boyfriend.

Acevedo said the woman was shot in her leg and hand and transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in stable condition. The boy, Elijah Valencia Garcia, unfortunately, didn't survive his injuries.

Police said the lady got into some sort of argument together with her boyfriend and decided to go away and seek shelter at her ex-boyfriend's house.

The woman's boyfriend showed up with an assault-style rifle and broke into the house and began shooting.

Officers tried to arrest the suspect, but when he wouldn't comply, he was shot multiple times. The suspect was pronounced dead on the scene.

Acevedo said there's a surveillance video of the incident but it won't be released until after a full investigation has been conducted.

A GoFundMe has been found out to assist buy funeral expenses for the 3-year-old boy.

Elijah Valencia Garcia was shot by his mom's boyfriend.

Little Elijah Valencia Garcia died after officers with the Houston police department responded to a 911 call about shots fired around 7:06 p.m. on Friday, Houston captain Art Acevedo said during a press conference.

The police boss said the lady had gone to the manufactured home of her ex-boyfriend to hunt shelter from her current boyfriend when he broke and sprayed bullets at the young family with an "assault-style rifle and multiple magazines."

Patrol units arrived within four minutes and tried to arrest the suspect, who was still armed, but who refused to suits the police.

A 25-year-old officer, and a two-year member of the department, shot several rounds at the suspect who died at the scene, cops said.

“What we found here was a female victim who had been shot by a suspect believed to be her current boyfriend. that they had been involved in some quite verbal altercation that’s still under investigation,” Acevedo said.

The mother had been shot within the leg and hand, cops said. Officers applied a tourniquet, and she or he was transported by ambulance to an area hospital where she was listed in stable condition.