Incident at 540 Yorkshire

January 26, 2008 - Charges have been filed against a suspect in an aggravated robbery that resulted in the wounding of the suspect and another man at 540 Yorkshire about 3:20 p. m. on Friday (January 25).

The suspect, Juan Carlos Aguilar Lopez (H/m, DOB 10-03-86), is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in the 178th State District Court. He suffered a gunshot wound to the upper chest and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in stable condition.

The victim, identified as Albert Roy Gaw, 40, suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in stable condition.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant R.A. Odom and Officer J. Coffelt reported:

Mr. Gaw has just parked his car in the parking lot of the Handi Food Mart and as he was exiting his vehicle, Lopez approached him carrying a handgun. Gaw and Lopez struggled and during the struggle Gaw was shot once. At some point, during the struggle, Gaw was able to produce his own handgun and shot Lopez once.

Gaw was found to have a valid concealed-handgun license.

VHS 1-26-08
Inc. #011917208

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