Man's girlfriend steps in with her own weapon after he got shot by his brother in Third Ward: HPD

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Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Man in custody after shooting brother in Houston's Third Ward: HPD
It is believed the suspect confronted his brother at the house about possibly purchasing bad drugs, Houston police said.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- A man has been charged after a fight between him and his brother led to gunfire in Houston's Third Ward, police said.

Alvin Deandre Parker, 39, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and a felon in possession of a weapon.

Authorities said Parker went to confront his brother Wednesday morning at the home he and his girlfriend lived at in the 3000 block of Rosalie.

Officers were then dispatched to a shooting call at the home and learned that Parker had allegedly shot his brother for unknown reasons.

The victim's girlfriend said the brothers were outside talking when she suddenly heard gunshots, prompting her to run out with her own weapon.

When she went to help the victim, police said Parker shot at her. The victim's girlfriend fired back at Parker. Neither of them were shot.

The victim was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the torso, but police said he is expected to be OK.

"Our units did a great job and got one person in custody matching the description of the shooter," Wilkens said. "We do believe we have the suspect in custody."

Parker was arrested at the scene and taken to jail.