POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting of Child at 1303 Greens Parkway

February 11, 2019 -Charges have been filed against a suspect in the shooting of a child at 1303 Greens Parkway about 9 p.m. last Friday (Feb. 8).

The suspect, Atledo Laroy Ford (b/m, 32), is charged with making a firearm accessible to a child in the ---- State District Court.  A booking photo of Ford is attached to this news release.

The male victim, 3 years of age, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officers A. Williams and B. Salazar reported:

The victim, Ford's son, was visiting Ford for the weekend and was in the bedroom of his father's apartment at the above address.  The boy had dropped his toys on the floor, which rolled under the bed.  As the child went to retrieve the toys under the bed, he found his father's pistol and pulled the trigger, shooting himself one time in the arm.  The child was transported to local area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Ford was taken into custody and subsequently charged in the incident.

Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800.

Atledo Laroy Ford
Atledo Laroy Ford

JFC/VHS 2-11-19
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.