HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- An investigation is underway after a pregnant woman's alleged attacker was killed in northwest Houston, according to police.
The Houston Police Department said the series of events happened on Saturday at about 1 a.m.
Commander Michael Collins said officers were headed to the scene when a man and his pregnant girlfriend were arguing at her apartment at 5600 Antoine.
The man allegedly kicked down her door and started to beat her up, according to investigators.
He left the apartment and made his way to the front of the apartment complex when the woman's male relative allegedly shot and killed him.
Officers said they heard the gunshots when they arrived, and the woman's boyfriend was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman's relative was taken into custody without incident. No charges have been filed.
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