HOUSTON (FOX 26)
Four-year-old Sir Romeo Milam has undergone six surgeries at Texas Children’s Hospital. A bullet hit a vein in his abdomen as well as the bottom of his spine.
“He moved his toes the other day, thank God!," says his grandmother Lori Milam. "So you know every little bit is optimistic. He’s got his intestines, his small intestines, messed up his liver, his kidneys both have shut down.”
This all started back on May 15. Lori says Sir Romeo and his sister were with her in the living room, watching a TV show. Shortly after, police received calls from people hearing gunshots at the Kings Row Apartments in the 4100 block of Barberry Drive.
“Him and his sister were on the other couch and all the sudden, they just start shooting like they are in a war zone and like any parent or grandparent or anyone would do, I said, 'Get down!,'" describes Lori.
"He fell to his knees and then all the sudden, he just falls backwards after I tell him to get down again and I told him to stop playing because he was a jokester," says Lori. "He likes to play and his sister said, 'Grandma, I don’t think he’s playing. 'He's shot.”
Since Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston Police Department Chief Art Acevedo have spoken out, begging whoever did this or knows anything, to come forward.
"Every time, every time I look at him going through that, it really angers me and I just feel that, well I know that I’m not going to allow this to be swept up under the rug because he does not deserve this," adds Lori. "Somebody, whoever knows anything about it, needs to say something because nobody deserves to have to go through this.”
Anyone with information about the shooting case should contact Crime Stoppers of Houston by phone at 713-222-(8477) TIPS.