Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the assault of a man at 2303 West Tidwell Road about 9:15 p.m. on Thursday (May 28).
The male suspect, 13, has been referred to Harris County Juvenile Probation Department authorities on charges of aggravated assault of a family member and reckless deadly conduct.
The male victim, 40, was transported to an area hospital with minor lacerations and trauma.
HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Sergeant T. Richardson and Officer A. Graf reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to an apartment complex at the above address and were advised the juvenile suspect got into a physical altercation with a family member and pistol-whipped him. As they were conducting an investigation, the suspect returned and fired multiple shots into the air a short distance from where officers were speaking with the relative.
The suspect then evaded police on foot while recklessly discharging the handgun in the air. At least two bullets struck a neighboring apartment occupied by an adult female and six juveniles. None of them was injured. Officers took the suspect into custody without further incident.
Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800.