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HPD officer punched ex-girlfriend repeatedly, put gun to her head in front of their baby, court documents say

Ray Irvin, a 12-year veteran of the Houston Police Department, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member and burglary and has been relieved of duty.

HOUSTON — A veteran Houston police officer was arrested Friday on allegations he kicked his ex-girlfriend's door in, punched her several times and threatened her with a gun. 

According to court documents, the couple's one-year-old baby was in the room when Ray Irvin attacked the woman in the apartment they once shared. 

Irvin, 41, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member and burglary following an investigation by the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office, according to a statement from Houston police.

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The court documents tell a story of terror on November 21 when Irvin allegedly showed up at the victim's home. She refused to answer the door and called her cousin and told her to stay on the phone in case something happened. 

She told investigators that Irvin kicked the door down and punched her in the face with a closed fist in front of the their one-year-old. She said she fell over and he put a gun to her head. That's when the cousin on the other end of the phone said she heard the victim say "Oh God, please no," the court documents state.

She said Irvin then grabbed the baby and left without a car seat. 

The woman said on the following day, Irvin showed her a website with domestic violence victims who've been killed by their partners. When she asked if he was trying to tell her something, he said "Don't play dumb" and told her she wasn't far from being added to the list, court documents say.

Irvin was relieved of duty on Dec. 2, according to HPD, more than two weeks before his arrest on Friday.

He was assigned to HPD's South Central Patrol Division, and joined the department in 2009, police said.

The Houston Police Internal Affairs Division is still investigating the allegations.

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