Teen shot stepdad in head, killing him at restaurant, HPD says
April 29, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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Police say the 16-year-old shot his stepfather in the head during a celebration in southwest Houston.
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A 16-year-old is accused of shooting his stepfather to death at a restaurant in the southwest Houston area. Houston police said the incident happened around 6 p. m. Wednesday in the 11200 block of Bellaire Boulevard. Police said a family was having a celebration at a restaurant when the suspect shot his stepfather in the head.
Police chased the teen and arrested him. Investigators said the 16-year-old had the gun on him. Violence against the Asian community is at an all-time high in the United States, and instances have even occurred in Houston. However, investigators reiterated that what happened Wednesday night is not being investigated as a hate crime. HPD Assistant Chief B.
Tien said in a tweet, "I want to reiterate to our AAPI (Asian American and Pacific Islander) community that this is believed to be a family violence incident. "It may sound like a coincidence that officers just happened to be at the restaurant at the time, but Tien said beefing up security in areas where there have been high crime reports is part of HPD Chief Troy Finner's planner. "My chief of police Troy Finner has directed all police officers, go at an uncommitted time, while they write a report, to be a presence in the high density and high traffic areas.