Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Suspect Arrested and Charged in Shooting at 5643 Gessner Road

Charges have been filed against a suspect in the shooting of a woman at 5643 Gessner Road about 12:55 p.m. on Tuesday (April 21).

The suspect, Lakeisha Martinez (b/f, 31) is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, deadly conduct- discharging a firearm, and tampering/fabricating evidence in the 228th State District Court.  A photo of Martinez is not currently available, pending further investigation.

The victim, Crysti Ceasar, 25, was transported to an area hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening wounds.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officers M. Althaus and Z. Brumley reported:

Ms. Ceasar was sitting in her vehicle in the parking lot of a convenience store at the above address when suspect Martinez parked next to her and brandished a pistol.  Fearing for her life, Ceasar drove forward and was shot by Martinez.  

Responding HPD officers arrested Martinez at the scene.

Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.