October 1, 2013 - Charges have been filed against a suspect who stabbed a man and was then wounded by a Houston police officer at 6060 Gulfton about 8:25 a.m. on Monday (Sept. 30).
The suspect, Rosel Joel Agurcia-Garcia (H/m, DOB: 7-26-88), is charged with one count of aggravated assault against a public servant and one count of aggravated assault - serious bodily injury in the 338th State District Court. He sustained more than one gunshot wound and remains in Ben Taub General Hospital in critical, but stable condition. A photo of the suspect is not available at this time.
The male stabbing victim, 20, was transported to the same hospital with several wounds.
Officer J.E. Draycott, who discharged his duty weapon in the incident, suffered an injury to his right shoulder and cuts to both arms. Officer Draycott, sworn in as an officer in August 1985, is assigned to the South Gessner Patrol Division.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant J. French and Officer D. Fontenot reported:
The officer responded to the apartment complex at the above address in regards to a weapons disturbance call at apartment #2003. Upon arrival, the officer received updates from a dispatcher stating that someone at the scene had possibly been wounded. The officer approached the apartment and could hear someone screaming from inside.
The suspect, Agurcia-Garcia, broke out a glass window from inside the apartment and climbed out of it, causing injury to himself. The officer gave several verbal commands for the suspect to lie on the ground. Instead, the suspect broke out more of the glass window and turned at the officer while holding a glass shard. The suspect then charged at the officer, who in fear of his life, discharged his duty weapon, striking the suspect more than once. Paramedics assisted the officer in restraining the suspect and transported him to the hospital.
It was learned the suspect had stabbed his roommate numerous times, just prior to the officer's arrival. The roommate was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening wounds to his shoulder, abdomen and arms.
As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions, as well as the Harris County District Attorney's Office.
For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.