Another Baby, Another Shootout: The Car-Seat Killer

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Last week it was a baby hiding in a blood-spattered apartment where two were killed and another injured. This week it's an infant who not only sees a shotgun pointed at his father, but (presumably) watches as Dad pulls out his own gun and blasts the guy in the head.

Houston: Baby Town!

The latest incident happened in the 10800 block of South Gessner, police say.

A 23-year-old man and his girlfriend drove to that location to buy some no-receipt cell phones (bad idea) "from someone they did not know," police said (worse idea).

The man was sitting in the back seat with his son, who was sitting in a car seat (good idea). The back doors could not be opened from inside because of child-proofing (a good idea normally, but maybe not in this situation).

"Several suspects, described only as black males, arrived for the meeting," HPD says. "One of them, armed with a loaded shotgun, attempted to enter the male's vehicle and rob him."

The man in the car pulled out his gun and fired, striking Louis Michael Albert, 19, in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene, and his colleagues all took off on foot. The baby was unharmed.

The incident will be reviewed by a Harris County grand jury. Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

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