The good news is no one was injured. The bad news is the man who died by violence had his funeral services marred by gunfire over the weekend.
30 year old Robert Deshon Baptiste was being laid to rest Saturday afternoon at Gloryland Baptist Church when chaos ensued.
Witnesses say that’s when a gray car containing several suspects passed by the church filled with people began shooting.
No one was hit but activist Quanell X was angry. He was a speaker at the funeral. He says he and family members warned the Houston Police Department there may be a gang related retaliation.
Baptiste died August 8th after a shooting on MLK in Houston. Because of the violence associated with his death and alleged gang affiliations HPD did have two marked units at the funeral. However, family members of Baptiste say one officer disappeared.
Another officer related to Baptiste was also at the funeral. Investigators say N. Solomon fired at the suspects outside the church but they still got away leaving their car behind.
As I said in the beginning – the good news is no one was hurt!