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Update on Incident at 15902 Galveston Road #2011

April 28, 2007 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wounded by Houston Police officers after he pointed a gun at officers at 15902 Galveston Road
#2011 about 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday (Apr. 25).

The suspect, Joseph Juan Flores (H/m, DOB 11-24-83), is charged with
aggravated assault on a public servant in the 228th State District Court.
He was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with gunshot wounds.
Doctors say he is expected to survive his injuries.

The officers who discharged their weapons were F.P. Scoggins III and F.
Rodriguez Jr. of the Narcotics Division. Officer Rodriguez was sworn in
as an officer in December 1982 and Officer Scoggins in October 1982.
The officers were not injured.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Cruz and Officers J. Selvera and D.
Vasquez reported:

Officers with the HPD Narcotics Division had gone to 15902 Galveston
Road #2011 to serve a narcotics warrant. Officers knocked on the
door and announced themselves as police officers serving a warrant.
After receiving no response, officers forced their way into
the apartment and were met by Flores who was pointing a gun at them.
The officers, fearing for their safety, discharged their duty weapons and
struck Flores.

Officers located an undetermined amount of narcotics inside the

VHS/JFC 4-28-07

For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.