- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police are trying to determine who fatally shot a man after he allegedly beat his girlfriend in front of her children and then tried to flee.

Police say the gunfire early Wednesday happened after the couple argued while in a car, along with her two children. The initial fight happened in a gas station parking lot.

Sgt. Matthew Brady says members of the woman’s family or some friends arrived in an SUV to help her and the two children. The mother and children got out of the car before the boyfriend tried to speed away.

Police believe someone from that arriving group fatally shot the boyfriend, whose body was found slumped behind the wheel.

No one was immediately arrested. Police are checking store surveillance video.

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