Teen arrested, charged after allegedly shooting 16-year-old girlfriend in Willowbrook

Ezra Carter, 18, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member.

HOUSTON — Houston police have arrested a teen accused of shooting his 16-year-old girlfriend at an apartment complex in Willowbrook.

Ezra Carter, 18, turned himself in on Friday and has been charged with aggravated assault of a family member.

Officers responded around midnight to the third floor of an apartment building in the Golden Bamboo Village II Apartment Homes in the 8100 block of Mills Road. Investigators said Carter went to the apartment with his 16-year-old girlfriend, who was visiting her sister..

Houston police responded to a shooting call Jan. 5 at the Golden Bamboo Village II Apartment Homes in the 8100 block of Mills Road

The couple was reportedly recording videos of Carter with a pistol in his hand when the gun somehow went off. A bullet hit the girlfriend in the side, police said.

She was taken to the hospital with severe injuries, but in stable condition.

Carter reportedly left the apartment before police could arrive.

Police are investigating to see if the gun was fired intentionally or accidentally.