RE: Houston Poker Room Gun Battle

More details, some questions, progression of violence

by , Sep 6, 2009 | 5:50 pm

The story behind an underground game in Houston that broke with a flurry of bullets last week — resulting in one fatality and two others wounded — is starting to emerge. Filtering through braggadocio, legal ambiguities, and the inherent fuzziness of thirdhand sources, here’s what we definitely know, what we are hearing, and then some speculation about an “inside job”. And what this robbery may or may not have to do with similar ones in Houston, Dallas, Arlington, and San Antonio.


Included is a semi-thorough timeline tracking the progression of violent poker robberies across Texas over the past 2+ years. The casualty tally so far: 2 dead, 4 wounded by non-fatal gunfire, at least 1 pistol-whipping, >150 players in the middle of it all (surrendering anywhere from a few hundred to more than $10,000 at a time). 3 arrested so far.


The game currently being talked about was known as Club 203, located in a southwest Houston semi-industrial warehouse complex, nestled in a nook about a quarter-mile from the intersection of a highway and major thoroughfare.

The dead robber’s name is Barron Glenn Boutte. (Anyone recognize the name?) He was a 24-year-old black male. The official cause of death is homicide/multiple gun shot wounds. It’s not clear where Barron was from, though one mention of him on the internet does suggest Houston.

From the Houston Police Department:

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 5645 Hillcroft #203 about 1:45 a.m. on Thursday (Sept. 3).

The victim, 24, suffered a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity is pending notification to family members by the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant E. Cisneros reported:

Patrol officers responded to a shooting-in-progress call and found the victim had been shot to death by unknown suspects inside of a business. Further investigation and witness statements determined the victim had been involved in a robbery of persons inside the location when he was shot.

The suspects are described only as three black males.

Anyone with information on this case or on the identities of the wanted
suspects is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600
or Crimes Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

So how did it all start? And what happened from there?

Deadly Re-Raise

Supposedly a 5-5 game. One table going. Fairly well-lit parking lot but no additional security.

One source says the robbers just barged in through the front door as a player was leaving the game. Another says the bad guys had trouble getting in and shot the lock to gain entry. The masked intruders then reportedly fired multiple shots in the air (not confirmed) and told everyone to get down on the ground before corralling patrons into a back “break room”. One dealer supposedly was not moving fast enough, at which point one assailant shot him in the leg. (Others say he wasn’t shot until the multi-way barrage of gunfire erupted.)

Players were also supposedly taken out of the break room individually, presumably to be fleeced, and at some point in the process were ordered to remove their clothes. This is when the player carrying his own 9mm began firing — 11 shots from about six feet away, five or six of which hit Barron Boutte and killed him. The gunslinging player also shot twice at one of the other robbers, and claims to have hit him as well, but he was still able to escape.

Police Call

When police arrived — not sure how many minutes later — not all the players had stuck around. The shooter is saying he left to chase down the other two robbers … though eventually he did show up at the police station with legal counsel (and presumably Concealed Handgun License) to answer questions. In Texas you are allowed to use deadly force to protect your property, and you can tell from the comments in the Houston Chronicle story how the supermajority believe this was indeed a heroic killing. Police supposedly let the man go and have no intent to file charges.

HPD Homicide also questioned the game runner, and called in HPD Vice to confiscate the tables, cards, chips, etc. No word on whether or not any money was left behind/confiscated … but no charges thus far against any players or room operators either.

Supposedly there had been a handful of poker “hijackings” in Houston in recent weeks … all with similar stories of three gun-wielding masked black males. Suspicion abounds about one player who supposedly had been at more than one of these games and left shortly before the gunmen arrived.

Similar Texas Poker Robberies

April 2007
Two unmasked black 20somethings attempt to rob a popular suburban card room in north Dallas with a pistol and a shotgun, but are stopped by players and room operators at a second security door.

Shortly thereafter, two unmasked black 20somethings succeed in robbing a Dallas 5/10 game in an industrial warehouse part of Dallas. Lots of speculation abounds about the possibility of it being an inside job by the game operator.

May 2007
Two weeks later, a lower stakes game in Dallas was robbed by three black males wearing masks (one of them orange). It took place about a half-mile away from a game at a VFW hall being raided at roughly the same time by police.

Click here to read the police report on this one.

July 2007
Three men armed with what players say are AK47s and a sawed-off shotgun rob a big Omaha game in Dallas. Shots fired, one player mildly injured.

February 2008
Three masked men break into a home in San Antonio where a $300 sit-n-go was going on. They fire two shots into the chest of a player who stood between a robber and a file cabinet where the $3,000 prize pool was being held. The player survives.

March 2008
The Ashton in Dallas — a very high-stakes game in an uptown high-rise — gets robbed (on a relatively low-stakes night) by two black males, one brandishing a 9mm. One of the players robbed in this game was also present in the April 2007 5/10 robbery, and says the robbers were the same two guys.

April 2008
Two armed, masked black males rob The Office in Dallas, a relatively new 15/30 Omaha and 2/5 NLH game, and make of with more than $25,000 worth of stolen cash and property. Dallas players continue talk about the possibility of an insider being in the game to tip off the assailants and debate the merits of shooting back at robbers.

August 2008
Four masked armed robbers succeed in robbing the biggest 1/2 game in Dallas — the same room where an unsuccessful robbery was thwarted by game runners in April 2007.

September 2008
The Dallas underground experiences its first homicide when two masked men attempt to rob an apartment game in Arlington — shots are fired when one player attempts to blockade the door, hitting him three times. “John” dies at the hospital shortly thereafter from internal bleeding. [Ed note: apologies for not following up on this.] On the day of the deadly shooting, APD reportedly were raiding another game in Arlington — but it was an off-day for the room and no one was there.

October 2008
A Cedar Hill home that had been the site of a high-stakes Asian game gets robbed on a night that a low-stakes surprise birthday tourney is going on. Robbers are two black males, fitting the descriptions of assailants in similar robberies — tall skinny guy wearing an orange ski mask, shorter guy wearing a “Scream” Halloween mask.

December 2008
Two black males wearing masks and hoodies rob players and room operators outside a near-legendary game in northeast Dallas, shortly after a schism between two owners over the need to spend money on additional security.

Two rooms in Houston are reportedly robbed by two black males wearing masks and hoodies that same week.

April 2009
And another one in San Antonio earlier this year, where three black males (two of them masked) fled the scene of a robbery only to be nabbed by the SAPD, who were waiting for them outside, successfully responding to a player who dialed 911 and left the line open during the robbery.

August 2009
Unconfirmed reports of poker room robberies in and around Houston …

September 2009
Gun battle at Club 203. Poker players rejoice over “winning one” by killing would-be poker robber Barron Glenn Boutte — it remains to be seen if he had indeed struck before, and who all abetted and/or abandoned his final heist.


  • Ben Matlock

    nice job on the reporting.

  • DanM

    I had no idea just how many robberies there were until I went back through the archives.

    I also think this is extra interesting considering the absolute explosion that has taken place in Oklahoma since this all began. (Next post should be on the grand opening of the new hotel at WinStar this weekend.)

  • traction

    unrelated but another case or poker players getting robbed sans guns

    http://www.allvegaspoker.com/news_detail_355.html

  • CW

    Name
    BOUTTE,BARRON GLENN License number
    008968595 Address
    [redacted]
    Jun 17 1985
    Class
    I City/Zip
    HOUSTON 77071 Last transaction date
    Apr 16 2008 Last transaction

  • CW

    Person ID No.
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  • DanM
  • CW

    His criminal record includes poss of marij, evading arrest all out of Harris County

  • DanM

    Thanks Mrs. W. I’ll be honest, I expected the guy to be from Dallas … figuring the Dallas Poker Bandits had moved their operation to another city. But less likely now.

  • CW

    all that means is, that is where he gets his DL mailed to, so anything is possible.

  • Mike

    I am a liberal and I live in the Houston area and partipate in a cash game held at a local illegal card room as well as sveral home games. Although I personally don’t own a handgun and probably never will, I respect the right for all Americans to legally own guns and would never advocate or vote for any legisaltion to take that right away. In this case I think the robber/s got what they deserved. I know guys who carry handguns with them to the card room I go to and I know they aren’t afraid to use them in necessary. The robber/s in this case and in my mind are idiots for not realizing. May they RIP!!!

  • lavigneinaustin

    nice job with this, dan. there have also been several incidents in austin recently. not as violent, but unsafe just the same.

    The good news is that I believe we are incredibly close to getting a good, safe, regulated scene here in Texas.

  • john

    i was held up at gun point by 3 masked black men in august at a card room run by a lady named stephanie. Chimneyrock and richmond in houston. They came in ordered everyone to the ground and told everyone to put their cash on the table. they were in and out in about 45seconds. Needless to say i wont be going to any illegal card rooms anytime soon. I wish there was a picture of this guy named baron to see if i reconize him.

  • Josh Stringer

    Wow. So glad I moved to Austin recently as this was one of my regular games.

  • http://whatfor Barron Boutte Family

    I just want to let all of you know that Barron was and still is LOVED by his ALL of his FAMILY and when his life was taken ALL of our lives were taken, especially the life of his precious daughter who turned 5 years old today. She is the split image of her father. Barron was named Father of the Year at his daughters Elementary School 2 years in a row and he NEVER missed a birthday or a holiday with his little girl. She still cries herself to sleep at night and there are no words that comfort her when she doesn’t understand why her dad cant drop her off at school anymore or why the kids at school tease her about her daddy being dead when they get mad at her. She doesn’t understand why daddy IS HERE at her birthday party but she cant hear,touch or see him. Barron may have been just another robber or criminal to some of you but he was FAMILY to us. And to the person who posted all of his personal history and his criminal history on here for everyone to see, I don’t know what you were trying to PROVE but i’m kinda glad that you did it because among all of the things he may have done or been in his past….BARRON GLENN BOUTTE WAS NEVER A MURDERER therefore HE STILL GOT HIS WINGS IN HEAVEN.

  • Tom Schneider

    Glad to know that robbers are getting wings these days. The young lady has only her father to blame for not being there anymore.

    Actions have consequences; the final lesson that her father has taught her.

  • http://www.umbroengland.co.uk/ Umbro England

    @tom I totally agree – she need her father nd he wasn’t there. You can’t blame her for that

  • slickhowie

    Listen, the Barron family has a point. The man is dead. Think about if a family member of yours was doing something wrong and they get killed. Maybe they got what they deserved. The thing is, you lost a family member, and then have to see people bashing them – fine. But to post the mans record after he is dead – whats the point? Are you trying to convince people he was a bad guy? He’s already been sentenced. Poor taste sir.

  • A.BOUTTE

    tHIS IS BARRON BOUTTE MOTHER I WONT THE WORLD TO MY SON IS THE BEST SON ANY ONE CAN HAVE I FELL LIKE WE ALL DO THING IN OUR PASS THAT WE SHOULD HAVE NOT I LOVE MY SON NO MATTER WHAT AN TO THE PERSON THAT PUT THIS UP PLEASE KISS MY ASS. I WILL ALL LOVE AM MISS MY SON. JUST NEVER WHAT A PERSON IS GOING THRU WHAT IS ON HIS MIND WHY HE DID WHAT HE DID I HOPE NOTHER NEVER HAPPEN TO U R UR CHILD WHEN IT DO PLEASE THINK OF MY BOUTTE AN U WILL KNOW HOW I FEEL READING THIS SHIT

  • A.BOUTTE

    THIS SITE WAS TRASH FOR U TO PUT OUR ADDRESS ON THE WEB U DON’T KNOW HOW MY LIFE HAVE CHANGE PEOPLE DRIVING BY MY HOUSE DOING CRAZY THING WELL GOD HAVE BEING LOOKING OUT FOR ME AND HIS CHILD U DON’T HAVE TO CARE ABOUT HIM I LOVE HIM ENOUGH 4 THE WORLD GOD BLESS U TRASH
    \

  • A.BOUTTE

    U NEED TO PUT THE SORRY TRASH WHO SHOT HIM INFOR ON THE COMPUTER SO WE ALL CAN KNOW ABOUT HIM DONT WONT US TO KNOW THAT

  • A.BOUTTE

    I MISS MY SON TO BAD U DID NOT KNOW HIM BECAUSE HE WAS A GOOD GOOD MAN

  • King

    Someone needs to pay Ms Boutte a visit and terrorize her and her fatherless daughter with a gun to the head to see how they feel.
    Scum begets scum.

  • DanM

    Ms. Boutte, I am very sorry and hope you are finding the strength to move on since your terrible loss. I will remove your address. I agree, just because that’s public information doesn’t mean I have to make it easy for everyone to see. You have my sincere apologies for not thinking much earlier about what this info might mean to the family Barron left behind.

    The police won’t release information on the man who shot him, as I’m sure you know. Just as I hope the people who read this can find forgiveness for Barron, I hope you too can find forgiveness for the man who was only protecting his own life, as well as for Barron’s accomplices who ran off.

  • DanM

    I’m sure it doesn’t feel as bad as being shot to death. Be a kinder person, King … all the poker players have long been home safe after their frightful night. No need to dance on a child’s grave, no matter what the circumstances were.

  • A.BOUTTE

    u can say what u wont bout my son he still my son an if u think u can deal with me u know the address king. danm i know the guy how was with him but nobody will come an make a statement to police i know what my son done was wrong like i said we all make mistake in life an i already know who shot my son an i have forgave him an he will never see me king u can say what u wont on this page i know u wont dare came see me word r just word come see me that what u do king his daughter is not fatherless long as she got her father jesus christ in her life

  • bandido

    if the dude wouldn’t have decided to commit armed robbery, he wouldn’t have been shot. why do you people not understand that? actions have consequences. everyone has an excuse these days. everyone is a victim of the system and society. i’m sure “he was just trying to get money to feed his family because he couldn’t find a job anywhere.” walmart and mcdonalds hire mentally handicap people for god’s sake. spelling something wrong on a high school essay is a mistake. forgetting to replace the gas cap on a car after refueling is a mistake. holding a gun to someone’s head in a robbery is more than “just a mistake”.

  • DanM

    bandido, see comments above. talk to jesus.

  • bandido

    what do you mean ‘talk to jesus’? i’m not celebrating the guy’s death. its a shame, especially because he did have a family and a daughter. but the reality is he’s the only person to blame for what happened. it just annoys me when people (regardless of the association) make excuses for criminal actions. there is no excuse, ever, period. the lady should be apologizing for her son terrorizing innocent people.

  • lisa

    well this is his wife in you know something King is it really ha…a gun was put to my head a month earlier in a robbery while i was just awaiting the bus you think violence is the answer naw its the root to all evil. In for the most part apologizing for terrorizing innocent people what was so legal about what they were doing to my understanding they were breaking the law as well so Fuck the Law! Innocent people my ass wouldn’t you want the whole crew to go down but i guess not scared that they might prosecute you.?.

  • Black

    WOW! This is Baaron’s God-mother “Black”….. I just learnt that my son has been shot and killed. I am simply floored and had no idea that this has taken place. My heart hurts as I took today to try and find him and reunite with the Boutte fmaily after 20 long years of being away from him. Honeybun! What is happening???????

    Please get intouch with me.
    BLACK-

  • Black

    OOPs, I am very sorry to hear this and all this has been posted for all to see. I don’t know who has posted this but, I can surely vouch for my baby’s character and yes, he may have done something unethical and uncitizen like, however, there’s no need to continue to cry over spilled milk here.

    Im sure Barron is at peace and The Boutte Family should be left alone with all the harsh and negative comments thats not going to change the fact of what happen happened. Please, for the love of God; STOP baggering MY BABY and he’s not here to defend himself.

    I am terribly sorry that he is not here so he can see his “Nana Black”. This is a very hard pill for me to swollow! I will most certainly share this with my family at dinner this evening. Geez!

    Sorry for the lost and may god comfort the entire BOUTTE FAMILY during this difficult time of our loss.

    Love all of you!
    -Black & Family

  • Dan Michalski

    Thanks for your caring words, Ms. Black. I think the “haters” have spoken their peace here, and I hope at least some have been shown why even those on the wrong end of a gun don’t deserve additional harm any more than their innocent families do.

    I think you can see we started this simply reporting news that affected many people who read this site. But I can assure you we would never shut off the Boutte family nor anyone else from expressing their sorrow, anger, love, fear, or whatever. I am very appreciative of the reminder from you and your loved ones about how such unfortunate instances affect real people’s lives.

  • Black

    Well, Dan thanks for your immediate response yourself. First of all, I am not quite sure who you are and if you are the one that’s responsible for posting these blogs? If so, why continue to allow people to read something that’s a year old. I just so happened stumbled across this while surfing the web of my PC. I am at awe because I can only IMAGINE the pain of his mother and grandmother. Most importantly as his “Nana”…..-> ‘ME’…..

    I can’t fathom anyone that sit on a computer daily and post negative things about someone that’s not here to defend himself? Help me to understand that Dan? On one blog you went so far as to post the address of his mother’s home? I see you have no regard for his mother’s privacy? I think you violated her right of exposing her personal address on here for all to see. That’s totally unfair of you Dan. If you want to badger Barron then do so, but, why do it to where it would upset a grieving family? Okay, he did commit a crime and they have acknowledged that. Let by gones be by gones. He didn’t kill anyone, he was the one that got killed and let that go down in history. Will you please stop allowing people to post negative things about Barron on here. I hope that this site is for positive words and not words that refelect evil spirits.

    For goodness sake,stop! How would you feel if someone done your loved one this way? This is not a good feeling and I walking into this a year late and as I read the many blogs it hurts my heart to read that you have even posted his background information that you paid for. Wow! you have aso much time on your hands and I am not wanting to be mean as that’s not within my nature, however, once again please leave the Boutte family at peace and stop allowing this to carry on. There needs to be a stopping point. There are several other crimes that you can post about…. Why keep upsetting this family? Why Dan?

    -Get in touch with Edwin/Kevin C. They have my number….

    -Black-

  • Black

    Who is this King person? Maybe I’m out of line for asking about this at such late date but;….

    Barron’s mom please get in touch with me please ma’am!!!!!!

    I’ll be waiting,
    -Black-

  • lisa

    I LOVE U BARRON IN MISS U VERY MUCH SO R.I.P-BABY!