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Incident at 11715 South Glen

July 24, 2005 -- Houston police are investigating the aggravated assault of a two-year-old child with a deadly weapon at 11715 South Glen about 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2005.

The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the neck. She was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. She was later transferred to Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital, by Life Flight, in critical condition.

The suspect was identified as Amin Hussein (w/m DOB: 8-31-60).

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant L. Baimbridge and Officer N. Ruland reported:

Several juveniles were playing football in the courtyard of the apartment complex. During the game, a football accidentally broke Hussain's window. He came outside and confronted the group of juveniles. Hussein pulled a pistol from his pocket and raised it towards two of the juveniles. The juveniles ran away from Hussein and he fired one shot, striking a two-year-old child who was being held by a third juvenile. The bullet struck the infant in the neck. Hussein was taken into custody and charges are pending.

JGA 7-24-05

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