Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 9011 Hollock Street
February 28, 2011 - Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the shooting of a child at 9011 Hollock Street about 3:30 a.m on Sunday (Feb. 27).
The suspect, Derrick Anthony Lopez (H/m, DOB: 2-19-85), is charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury in the 262nd State District Court. He is accused of wounding an eight-year-old female. A photo of Lopez is attached to this news release.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. Padilla and Senior Police Officer R. Bolton reported:
Officers responded to a report of a drive-by shooting at the above address and found an eight-year-old girl had been shot in the back. The girl's father reported that an hour earlier he and other members of his family were involved in an altercation with the suspect at an area restaurant. The father said he left the restaurant and returned to the above address to pick up his children and go to his home in Baytown. While waiting in the car with his two sons and one daughter, a black car stopped at the corner and opened fire. Shortly afterward, his daughter began screaming. She was transported to an area hospital in critical condition with nonlife threatening injuries.
A witness provided officers with suspect information and a description of the vehicle. The witness directed officers to a nearby apartment complex in the 11100 block of Fuqua. When officers arrived at the location, they were able to locate the possible suspect's vehicle, a black 2001 Lexus. Officers saw shell casings on the rear floor board of the vehicle, through the window. While examining the vehicle, officers received a phone call from the witness at the scene who stated the suspects had returned to the house a second time and shot at the house. Officers were given the description of the second vehicle, a silver cadillac.
Officers waited at the entrance gate of the apartment complex for the second vehicle. A short time later, the silver cadillac returned and officers were able to detain the vehicle's occupants. Upon questioning, Lopez confessed to his role in the incident, which led to the recovery of the gun used in the shooting.