HOUSTON – A man was killed in his northeast Houston apartment during a home invasion, while his wife was breastfeeding their baby early Tuesday morning.
Houston police say it happened at Timber Ridge Apartments in the 12200 block of Fleming in one of the upstairs apartments just after 2 a.m.
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Officers arrived to find a man in his twenties dead from gunshot wounds. He has been identified as Juan Battice Ruffin, 24.
Juan Ruffin was shot and killed during a home invasion in northeast Houston.
HPD says his girlfriend was breastfeeding their 2-year-old daughter in the apartment when she heard a commotion and gunshots.
She told police a man wearing a ski mask and a black hoodie walked into the room and confronted her. They exchanged words, then he left on foot.
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According to the police, the girlfriend, who cooperated with the investigation, was questioned.
Homicide investigators are on scene and officers are combing the area.
Anyone with information should call the HPD Homicide Division at (713) 308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at (713) 222-TIPS.