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HPD: Man wanted for shooting his ex-girlfriend in the chest, critically injuring her

Call Houston police at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS if you know where this man is.

HOUSTON — A man is charged but not yet in custody after he shot his ex-girlfriend outside an apartment complex on the city’s south side, Houston police said Thursday.

Note: the short video in this story is from the night of the shooting report

According to the Houston Police Department, 28-year-old Desmond Williams is charged with aggravated assault of a family member and felon in possession of a weapon.

Credit: HPD
Desmond M. Williams is facing charges and is wanted by Houston police as of April 29, 2021

Police said the shooting happened at 4002 Corder Street late on the evening of April 23.

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Officers learned the victim was in the parking lot to meet her ex-boyfriend to exchange some property. The night of the shooting, police said there was an argument, and that’s when Williams began firing multiple shots at her, hitting her once in the chest.

The victim was able to speed away and stop in a safe location where she called for help. She was then taken to the hospital.

Witnesses told investigators that they heard the boyfriend yell 'he was ready to die today' during the shooting. More than a dozen shell casings were on the ground.

As of Thursday morning, the suspect was still on the run, police said.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

Help for domestic violence victims

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233).

People can also text LOVEIS to 22522.

Another resource is the Crisis Text Line. Victims can text HOME to 741741.

The Houston Area Women’s Center can be reached at 713-528-2121.

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