HPD: Upstairs neighbor accused of shooting 4-year-old boy through ceiling, threatening child’s father

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Nahum Flores, 25, has been charged with aggravated assault since the shooting on Nov. 24. (Source: HPD)

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HOUSTON — Houston police have arrested and charged a man accused of shooting a 4-year-old boy living in an apartment under him.

Nahum Flores, 25, has been charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury.

Investigators said the child was sitting in an apartment in the 800 block of Grow Lane when the bullet came through the ceiling around 4:45 p.m. on Black Friday.

The child’s father claims he was in the bathroom when he heard a loud noise. He came out to find his on shot in the upper right hand, officers said. The father went to Flores apartment to confront him about the incident, but the suspect denied he had any involvement.

Investigators said the suspect later went to the family’s apartment and threaten to shoot the father if he tried to call police.

Officer’s met with the family at the Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center, where the boy was being treated.

Officer’s noted the suspect’s behavior was erratic and highly unusual.

Court documents said it’s been requested that the suspect be prohibited from having contact with the victim and his family, turn over all of his firearms and not be able to reside in a place with firearms.

The suspect’s bond is set at $30,000.

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