1-year-old baby accidentally shot by officer in deadly SW Houston shooting

BY Herschel Smith
1 month ago

News from Houston.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A mother who pulled into a southwest Houston gas station overnight could never have imagined what happened next. Her 1-year-old baby in the backseat of her car was shot. The pair was caught in the middle as police confronted a chase suspect.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at a Chevron gas station near the Southwest Freeway and Beechnut.

Police say the officer who opened fire didn’t know the baby was in the back seat.

The baby’s mother was parked at the gas station at pump 4. She was outside her car getting gas, and her baby was in the back seat.

Suddenly, a suspect in a black Mercedes crashed at the gas station, jumped out of the Mercedes, and got into her car, according to police.

Houston police had been chasing the man for about three miles. They say the black Mercedes he was driving was possibly linked to two aggravated robberies.

Officers thought he was about to steal the woman’s car.

Police say the man had a gun, so officers told him to drop it.

According to police, the man didn’t drop the gun, and that’s when the officer fired, hitting not only the suspect, but also the 1-year-old child in the backseat.

Your life is never in more danger than when the police are around.

The only thing left is for Art Acevedo to go in front of the cameras and tell everybody how great his officers are and how he has confidence in them.


Comments

  1. On March 5, 2021 at 7:10 am, Matt said:

    One of the four key rules of guns drilled into the head of every newbie shooter: know your backstop and what’s behind it. This rule is what kept me from dispatching a neighbors dog that got loose, came in my yard, and was aggressive towards me. Thankfully they noticed, called it back, and it went home.

    Of course the cops will hide behind qualified immunity, which wouldn’t mean squat for you if you hit the kid even if you were facing an imminent deadly threat.

  2. On March 5, 2021 at 10:31 am, revjen45 said:

    I’m guessing the baby is White, since Houston has not been engulfed in BLM-led riot and affray.

  3. On March 5, 2021 at 1:41 pm, F. T. said:

    If the officer had dropped the guy with one single very accurate shot to the head and no one else but the suspect was hit, everyone would be calling the cop a hero. Did the cop do something wrong. ased on what transpired before they got to the gas station and the high tension of the situation, I’m not sure the officer did anything wrong. Did he break any department written policy? Was the car moving? Was the perp driving it at the time? Did the offier see the perps weapon? So may quetions that need to be asked. This story us not enough to convince me the cop was in the wrong. If the bullet had hit the bad guy only, you would all be praising him. Lets just wait to see what the investigation turns up.
    Don’t throw tjis cop under the bus just yet, which is done so many times in these cases.

  4. On March 5, 2021 at 1:57 pm, Herschel Smith said:

    @F.T.,

    No, I wouldn’t. Backstop. It’s not just for noobs.

  5. On March 5, 2021 at 2:19 pm, BTPost said:

    It is lack of training of the. LEO in question… Backstop, and Pistol Accuracy by the. Officer… How many trys did it tanke him to pass his last Qual with his Pistol? Was the vehicle blocked in so it couldn’t leave? Reminds me of the Austin TX shooting by a SWAT Sniper of a Mental 21 year old, armed perp, who was killed with a single shot, while using a child as a Human Shield… Training on Shoot, NoShoot should be manditory, Good Training, always helps these situations…

  6. On March 5, 2021 at 3:09 pm, Chris Mallory said:

    I wouldn’t be praising the cop either. I am of the firm opinion that 99% of the cops in the USA today should be disarmed. Cops have proven that they are as a group unfit to have the privilege of carrying weapons while employed by the government. I would even strip them of tasers since they mostly use those as torture devices in today’s world. Citizens should be armed. Civilian government employees should not be armed. Civilians are government employees not in the military. Cops are civilians.

  7. On March 5, 2021 at 11:10 pm, George 1 said:

    “Police say the officer who opened fire didn’t know the baby was in the back seat.”

    Well that is the reason that you don’t shoot into places where you can’t see what is potentially in the line of fire.

    “Lets just wait to see what the investigation turns up.”
    We already know what the investigation will turn up. We investigated our officer and found that he did nothing wrong.

  8. On March 5, 2021 at 11:42 pm, ensitue said:

    I see a future for this cop on the DC police force

  9. On March 6, 2021 at 9:40 am, Paul B said:

    Let’s hope the cop feels terrible about the shoot.

    Sounds like they had a real desperado in the Mercedes driver so amped up the Descision would have been hasty.

    We will never know the full story, and cops should not have quailified immunity.

    But I don’t think this was cops over the line, based on what I have read here.

  10. On March 6, 2021 at 10:45 am, TRX said:

    Hey, well, at least he wasn’t feeling threatened by a baby in a crib, and then “had to” toss a flashbang in and blow its face off.

    That was the cops in Cornelia, GA. Qualified immunity, no charges. Bounkham Phonesavanh is seven years old now; he’ll have a nice career waiting at a circus freak show.

  11. On March 6, 2021 at 12:42 pm, Okanogan Offgrid said:

    Chris Mallory: “Civilians are government employees not in the military. Cops are civilians.”

    I’ve been saying that for years. Cops and their bootlicking groopies tend to get pretty pissed when they hear it, but it’s true.

    I even think the title LEO is a bit overboard. LEO is a lion. Lion’s are brave and cops are not. We should be calling CLEOs, as in Civilian Law Enforcement Officers, just like we did when I was in the Army and wearing a real uniform that meant something.

  12. On March 6, 2021 at 12:48 pm, Fred said:

    Policing isn’t about protecting anybody. Policing has been turned into projection of power. Who is the enemy against which power must be projected? You.

  13. On March 6, 2021 at 4:53 pm, 21stCenturyCassandra said:

    Rule #4: Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

  14. On March 6, 2021 at 9:50 pm, Sisu said:

    It is clearly a tragedy and I expect the officer involved is having a very difficult time considering the consequences of his actions. And, I will pray for him.

    That said (IMHO) every comment above is relevant and should be considered in reviewing the incident as more information becomes available. …

    Regardless, as described the incident provides another situation that feeds the growing sentiment that LEOs are improperly and poorly trained in handling conflict and arrests, including “too quick” to shoot and because of “immunity” and “shield” offered by their union they loose perspective – everything says “duty to the public at large” not to any one individual. … This needs to change.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment


You are currently reading "1-year-old baby accidentally shot by officer in deadly SW Houston shooting", entry #27034 on The Captain's Journal.

This article is filed under the category(s) Police and was published March 4th, 2021 by Herschel Smith.

If you're interested in what else the The Captain's Journal has to say, you might try thumbing through the archives and visiting the main index, or; perhaps you would like to learn more about TCJ.

26th MEU (10)
Abu Muqawama (12)
ACOG (2)
ACOGs (1)
Afghan National Army (36)
Afghan National Police (17)
Afghanistan (679)
Afghanistan SOFA (4)
Agriculture in COIN (3)
AGW (1)
Air Force (35)
Air Power (9)
al Qaeda (83)
Ali al-Sistani (1)
America (21)
Ammunition (143)
Animals (95)
Ansar al Sunna (15)
Anthropology (3)
Antonin Scalia (1)
AR-15s (269)
Arghandab River Valley (1)
Arlington Cemetery (2)
Army (78)
Assassinations (2)
Assault Weapon Ban (27)
Australian Army (6)
Azerbaijan (4)
Backpacking (2)
Badr Organization (8)
Baitullah Mehsud (21)
Basra (17)
BATFE (111)
Battle of Bari Alai (2)
Battle of Wanat (18)
Battle Space Weight (3)
Bin Laden (7)
Blogroll (3)
Blogs (22)
Body Armor (20)
Books (3)
Border War (11)
Brady Campaign (1)
Britain (38)
British Army (35)
Camping (4)
Canada (3)
Castle Doctrine (1)
Caucasus (6)
CENTCOM (7)
Center For a New American Security (8)
Charity (3)
China (14)
Christmas (12)
CIA (28)
Civilian National Security Force (3)
Col. Gian Gentile (9)
Combat Outposts (3)
Combat Video (2)
Concerned Citizens (6)
Constabulary Actions (3)
Coolness Factor (2)
COP Keating (4)
Corruption in COIN (4)
Council on Foreign Relations (1)
Counterinsurgency (216)
DADT (2)
David Rohde (1)
Defense Contractors (2)
Department of Defense (166)
Department of Homeland Security (26)
Disaster Preparedness (4)
Distributed Operations (5)
Dogs (12)
Donald Trump (26)
Drone Campaign (3)
EFV (3)
Egypt (12)
El Salvador (1)
Embassy Security (1)
Enemy Spotters (1)
Expeditionary Warfare (17)
F-22 (2)
F-35 (1)
Fallujah (17)
Far East (3)
Fathers and Sons (2)
Favorite (1)
Fazlullah (3)
FBI (32)
Featured (184)
Federal Firearms Laws (18)
Financing the Taliban (2)
Firearms (1,329)
Football (1)
Force Projection (35)
Force Protection (4)
Force Transformation (1)
Foreign Policy (27)
Fukushima Reactor Accident (6)
Ganjgal (1)
Garmsir (1)
general (15)
General Amos (1)
General James Mattis (1)
General McChrystal (43)
General McKiernan (6)
General Rodriguez (3)
General Suleimani (9)
Georgia (19)
GITMO (2)
Google (1)
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (1)
Gun Control (1,325)
Guns (1,830)
Guns In National Parks (3)
Haditha Roundup (10)
Haiti (2)
HAMAS (7)
Haqqani Network (9)
Hate Mail (8)
Hekmatyar (1)
Heroism (4)
Hezbollah (12)
High Capacity Magazines (16)
High Value Targets (9)
Homecoming (1)
Homeland Security (1)
Horses (1)
Humor (34)
ICOS (1)
IEDs (7)
Immigration (93)
India (10)
Infantry (4)
Information Warfare (2)
Infrastructure (2)
Intelligence (23)
Intelligence Bulletin (6)
Iran (170)
Iraq (379)
Iraq SOFA (23)
Islamic Facism (64)
Islamists (95)
Israel (18)
Jaish al Mahdi (21)
Jalalabad (1)
Japan (2)
Jihadists (80)
John Nagl (5)
Joint Intelligence Centers (1)
JRTN (1)
Kabul (1)
Kajaki Dam (1)
Kamdesh (9)
Kandahar (12)
Karachi (7)
Kashmir (2)
Khost Province (1)
Khyber (11)
Knife Blogging (4)
Korea (4)
Korengal Valley (3)
Kunar Province (20)
Kurdistan (3)
Language in COIN (5)
Language in Statecraft (1)
Language Interpreters (2)
Lashkar-e-Taiba (2)
Law Enforcement (4)
Lawfare (7)
Leadership (6)
Lebanon (6)
Leon Panetta (2)
Let Them Fight (2)
Libya (14)
Lines of Effort (3)
Littoral Combat (8)
Logistics (50)
Long Guns (1)
Lt. Col. Allen West (2)
Marine Corps (266)
Marines in Bakwa (1)
Marines in Helmand (67)
Marjah (4)
MEDEVAC (2)
Media (59)
Medical (59)
Memorial Day (5)
Mexican Cartels (35)
Mexico (51)
Michael Yon (6)
Micromanaging the Military (7)
Middle East (1)
Military Blogging (26)
Military Contractors (4)
Military Equipment (24)
Militia (5)
Mitt Romney (3)
Monetary Policy (1)
Moqtada al Sadr (2)
Mosul (4)
Mountains (25)
MRAPs (1)
Mullah Baradar (1)
Mullah Fazlullah (1)
Mullah Omar (3)
Musa Qala (4)
Music (23)
Muslim Brotherhood (6)
Nation Building (2)
National Internet IDs (1)
National Rifle Association (72)
NATO (15)
Navy (22)
Navy Corpsman (1)
NCOs (3)
News (1)
NGOs (2)
Nicholas Schmidle (2)
Now Zad (19)
NSA (3)
NSA James L. Jones (6)
Nuclear (57)
Nuristan (8)
Obama Administration (221)
Offshore Balancing (1)
Operation Alljah (7)
Operation Khanjar (14)
Ossetia (7)
Pakistan (165)
Paktya Province (1)
Palestine (5)
Patriotism (7)
Patrolling (1)
Pech River Valley (11)
Personal (65)
Petraeus (14)
Pictures (1)
Piracy (13)
Pistol (2)
Pizzagate (21)
Police (518)
Police in COIN (3)
Policy (15)
Politics (880)
Poppy (2)
PPEs (1)
Prisons in Counterinsurgency (12)
Project Gunrunner (20)
PRTs (1)
Qatar (1)
Quadrennial Defense Review (2)
Quds Force (13)
Quetta Shura (1)
RAND (3)
Recommended Reading (14)
Refueling Tanker (1)
Religion (229)
Religion and Insurgency (19)
Reuters (1)
Rick Perry (4)
Rifles (1)
Roads (4)
Rolling Stone (1)
Ron Paul (1)
ROTC (1)
Rules of Engagement (75)
Rumsfeld (1)
Russia (30)
Sabbatical (1)
Sangin (1)
Saqlawiyah (1)
Satellite Patrols (2)
Saudi Arabia (4)
Scenes from Iraq (1)
Second Amendment (394)
Second Amendment Quick Hits (2)
Secretary Gates (9)
Sharia Law (3)
Shura Ittehad-ul-Mujahiden (1)
SIIC (2)
Sirajuddin Haqqani (1)
Small Wars (72)
Snipers (9)
Sniveling Lackeys (2)
Soft Power (4)
Somalia (8)
Sons of Afghanistan (1)
Sons of Iraq (2)
Special Forces (28)
Squad Rushes (1)
State Department (21)
Statistics (1)
Sunni Insurgency (10)
Support to Infantry Ratio (1)
Supreme Court (24)
Survival (44)
SWAT Raids (55)
Syria (38)
Tactical Drills (2)
Tactical Gear (6)
Taliban (167)
Taliban Massing of Forces (4)
Tarmiyah (1)
TBI (1)
Technology (17)
Tehrik-i-Taliban (78)
Terrain in Combat (1)
Terrorism (95)
Thanksgiving (10)
The Anbar Narrative (23)
The Art of War (5)
The Fallen (1)
The Long War (20)
The Surge (3)
The Wounded (13)
Thomas Barnett (1)
Transnational Insurgencies (5)
Tribes (5)
TSA (22)
TSA Ineptitude (13)
TTPs (3)
U.S. Border Patrol (5)
U.S. Border Security (14)
U.S. Sovereignty (17)
UAVs (2)
UBL (4)
Ukraine (3)
Uncategorized (57)
Universal Background Check (3)
Unrestricted Warfare (4)
USS Iwo Jima (2)
USS San Antonio (1)
Uzbekistan (1)
V-22 Osprey (4)
Veterans (3)
Vietnam (1)
War & Warfare (309)
War & Warfare (40)
War Movies (4)
War Reporting (21)
Wardak Province (1)
Warriors (6)
Waziristan (1)
Weapons and Tactics (71)
West Point (1)
Winter Operations (1)
Women in Combat (21)
WTF? (1)
Yemen (1)

April 2021
March 2021
February 2021
January 2021
December 2020
November 2020
October 2020
September 2020
August 2020
July 2020
June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020
February 2020
January 2020
December 2019
November 2019
October 2019
September 2019
August 2019
July 2019
June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
December 2018
November 2018
October 2018
September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006

about · archives · contact · register

Copyright © 2006-2021 Captain's Journal. All rights reserved.