Sketch released of suspect wanted in shooting of baby near Meyerland

HOUSTON - Houston police have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted in the shooting of a baby near Meyerland.

The child was shot in the 8600 block of Mullins Dr. around 5:30 p.m. on May 22. 

The baby and his mother were in their car traveling southbound on Mullins from Beechnut when they passed a dark-colored SUV traveling northbound. As they passed the SUV, shots were fired from inside the car. The child was struck in both legs by the gunfire. The mother was not injured.

HPD: 1-year-old shot in the leg in SW Houston

Investigators released surveillance video of the two suspect vehicles on June 5.

Tap here to watch the surveillance video.

Tap here to watch the surveillance video.

KHOU spoke with the boy's mother in May, who said she was anxious for an arrest in the case. 

Mother anxious for arrest after baby shot in the leg

She says the bullet traveled into her son's leg and out another and broke the boy's femur in the process.

"The first entry wound was about an inch from his torso and had it entered and hit any of his internal organs, it would've been a very different ending possibly," she said. "You can't do something like this in Meyerland and get away with it. This is not the type of neighborhood this is."

"They've stolen something from my family that I don't know if we'll ever get back--our sense of security and safety. I'm so beyond grateful that I still have him. That he's still whole and that he can heal from this," added the victim's mom.

In total the family says there four shots fired. Three hit their car, one hit a truck nearby.

There's a $10,000 Crime Stoppers reward for anyone has information about this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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