7-year-old boy held under water, burned during home invasion; suspect photos releasedadmin
RICHMOND, Texas —
Authorities have released the photos from a violent home invasion in Richmond, where a 7-year-old boy was placed in hot bath water.
Pictures of home invasion suspects. These guys accused of putting 7 year old in hot bath water to try to get parents to tell them where money was located in the home. pic.twitter.com/0VY2H6Wtgj
— Jeff Ehling (@JeffEhlingABC13) June 26, 2018
The attack took place at a home on Kenton Crossing Lane at about 3 a.m. Monday.
According to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office, three masked men broke down the front door of the home and assaulted the family’s father with a gun.
In one of the surveillance photos from inside the home, you can see a suspect dressed in a black and white vintage Air Jordan hoodie. He’s holding a gun.
The second suspect has on a white Adidas hoodie with a T-shirt over his mouth that reads “Change.”
The third suspect is wearing red sneakers. One of the suspects is called “D” by his accomplices.
Surveillance video also shows the suspects walking up to the home before the incident.
Detectives say when the men burst through the family’s front door, they made their way to the master bedroom, demanded cash and when they were told there was no money, detectives say the men dunked a 7-year-old boy into a bath filled with hot water.
“What amount of money would it take for any of us to torture a 7-year-old kid? No amount of money. Here they are doing it for a couple thousand dollars they think he may have at the house,” said detective Justin White with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.
On Monday afternoon, Sheriff Troy Nehls said on Twitter that the boy was transported to the Texas Medical Center and “is being treated for having some fluid in his lungs.”
The boy involved in this morning’s home invasion was transported to the TMC and is being treated for having some fluids in his lungs. It isn’t life threatening. Our staff is aggressively working this case. My prayers are with the family.
— Sheriff Troy Nehls (@SheriffTNehls) June 25, 2018
Sheriff Nehls said the boy’s condition is not life-threatening.
The suspects got away with very little. There was not a lot of cash inside the home.
Detectives are also concerned that if they don’t get these suspects off the street, they could target someone else next.
Investigators believe the family was targeted because the father owns a business. Authorities do not believe that this was a random attack.
They are offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.
Detectives say they do not have much of a description of the three men who committed the crime because they wore masks to hide their identity.
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