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HOUSTON A man was accidentally shot by his drug dealer who thought he was trying to break into his apartment, according to Houston police.

HPD said a man had just purchased meth from a dealer at an apartment in the 5300 block of W. Gulf Bank at Steamside around 2 a.m. After doing the drugs inside the apartment, he left and was walking in the parking lot when an unknown male approached and pointed a gun. The man tried to run back to the apartment and broke the window trying to get inside and escape the gunman.

The alleged dealer thought someone was breaking in, so he grabbed his gun and opened fire, shooting his customer in the back, police said.

The alleged dealer then left the scene.

Paramedics with the Houston Fire Department arrived and transported to victim to Ben Taub Hospital in serious, but stable condition.

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