Father Who Shot Daughter's Ex-Boyfriend Won't Be Charged, Police Say

A man in Houston who shot his daughter's ex-boyfriend during an encounter outside his home will face no charges, police said.

The ex-boyfriend, who has a restraining order against him, followed the man's daughter in a car to her parents' home on the 3200 block of Airport Boulevard in southeast Houston.

The daughter was staying with her parents after telling her mother that she feared her ex-boyfriend, who previously assaulted the daughter, was looking for her despite the protective order, according to Lt. R. Willkens of the Houston Police Department.

At around 11 p.m. local time, the ex-boyfriend pulled up behind the daughter's car and allegedly blocked her into the driveway, according to police.

Fearing for the safety of his family, her father fired two shots from his pistol when the ex-boyfriend approached the father in an aggressive manner and refused to leave, according to Willkens.

The ex-boyfriend, who was shot in the hip, fled the scene in his car. Police took him into custody after finding him near Cullen Boulevard.

The father will not face any charges but the ex-boyfriend, who was wearing an ankle monitor, will likely be charged for violating a restraining order, Willkens said.

An investigation into the incident continues.

Other domestic attacks

Last month, a woman was fatally stabbed in New York while reportedly trying to rescue her friend's daughter from an apartment. The mother of two was stabbed in the neck while trying to pick up the 17-year-old girl, who was with her boyfriend, The Post-Standard reported at the time.

The woman drove to Syracuse after receiving a call from the girl's mother who said her daughter was being threatened and held against her will by the boy, who is also aged 17. The woman died after being stabbed by the boyfriend during an altercation.

Last November, police confirmed a mother and daughter who killed a man after he broke into their Los Angeles County home and started attacking his ex-girlfriend will not face charges.

During the investigation, it was found that the man broke into the residence to attack his estranged girlfriend.

While he was beating and choking the female victim, the mother and her sister came to her aid. During the struggle, the suspect was stabbed with a kitchen knife and beaten with a golf club.

Back in November 2019, a man in New York City shot his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend before taking his own life.

His ex-girlfriend was found dead after being shot in the head inside an apartment in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, a New York Police Department spokesman confirmed to Newsweek at the time.

The ex-boyfriend turned the gun on himself after shooting his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend in the chest in a fit of jealousy, The New York Times reported at the time.

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A Houston Police vehicle parked outside Union Station Houston in Texas on November 6, 2017. A man in Houston, who shot his daughter’s ex-boyfriend during an encounter outside his home, will face no charges, police said. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images