HOUSTON — A man was arrested after an 11-year-old boy was shot in the leg while taking out the trash Tuesday night, according to Houston police.
The shooting happened shortly after 10 p.m. at an apartment complex at Briar Forest Drive and South Kirkwood Road in west Houston. The boy was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to be OK.
Noe Fernandez, 22, was arrested and charged with injury to a child.
Police said the 11-year-old and his 15-year-old brother were walking back to their apartment after taking out the trash when they heard an argument. They heard a "pop" and the 11-year-old was shot in the leg.
Investigators said they found out that Fernandez fired his gun inside a residence on Briar Forest, striking the victim.
The Houston Fire Department responded to the scene and treated the boy before taking him to a nearby hospital.