July 10, 2013
Police have arrested the man they say shot a father and two children after vomiting on the victims’ dog.
It happened at about 10 p.m. Tuesday at the Casa Mia Apartments in the neighborhood of 32nd Street and Pinchot Avenue, north of Thomas Road.
Police arrested Anthony Jamar Houston Wednesday evening, less than 24 hours after the shooting.
According to police, a 41-year-old man was walking his dog in the courtyard when a 22-year-old man on the second-floor landing threw up over the railing and onto the victim’s dog.
The men immediately got into an argument. As the suspect, later identified as Houston, headed toward the steps leading down to the courtyard, the victim, apparently fearing for his safety, began quickly walking to his apartment.
Just as the dog owner got to his door, Houston allegedly pulled a gun and opened fire, hitting the victim several times in the torso. The victim fell through the door into the living room. The victim’s 14-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old family friend, both of whom were in the living room when the suspect started shooting, were wounded by stray bullets.
The teen’s father was in critical condition, but has since been updated to stable. The teen and the 9-year-old boy suffered non life-threatening injuries and are expected to recover. Doctors have released both from the hospital.