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Custodial Pickup in Texas Ends With Mother’s New Boyfriend Killing Baby’s Father During Fight: Police

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Jun. 4 2023, Published 10:07 a.m. ET

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A mother and her new boyfriend turned themselves in after the father of her child was found fatally shot outside his apartment building in Texas following a custodial drop-off, according to authorities.

Around 10:15 p.m. on May 29, a shooting was reported in the parking lot of an apartment complex in Houston, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

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Deputies found a man being treated by EMS at the scene. He had been shot multiple times and died from his injuries.

The victim lived at the apartment complex, and officials said the mother of his child had come to the complex so she could pick up their child, according to authorities.

The mother’s new boyfriend accompanied her for the pickup and at some point, police believe the boyfriend and the baby’s father got into a fight, KRIV reported.

During the altercation, the new boyfriend allegedly shot the baby’s father, and the boyfriend and the woman then left the scene with her baby, officials said.

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On May 30, KHOU reported that the couple turned themselves in.

Investigators said they are still investigating what led to the shooting.

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