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Boyfriend shoots, kills toddler, injures woman before being killed by Houston police officer, HPD says

Police said the child and pregnant woman were shot by a suspect who then exchanged gunfire with officers.

HOUSTON — A 3-year-old boy is dead and his pregnant mother wounded after her boyfriend opened fire on them Friday night at a home in southeast Houston, police said.

Houston police said the boyfriend died after exchanging gunfire with responding officers.

Police said the woman was seeking shelter with her ex-boyfriend after an argument with her current boyfriend. The current boyfriend then broke into the home with an assault rifle.

According to police, the woman's boyfriend shot and killed the little boy and shot the boy's mother in the hand and leg. 

Police said officers arrived on scene within 4 minutes and set up a perimeter. They exchanged gunfire with the suspect. 

He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Houston police said no officers were injured.

This story will be updated with more details as they become available.