POLICE Department

UPDATE: Investigation into Incident at 14874 Estrellita

May 3, 2017 - HOUSTON - Charges have been filed against an armed suspect wounded by HPD officers at 14874 Estrellita at about 12:30 p.m. on April 27.

The suspect, Anthony Joe Williams (b/m, 36), is charged with two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 230th State District Court.  A photo of Williams is not available at this time.

HPD Officers J. Perez and L. Castillo, who discharged their duty weapons, were not injured in this incident.  Officers Perez and Castillo are assigned to the North Division and were sworn in as officers in January 2017 and June 2014, respectively.

HPD Homicide Division Officers G. Potter and N. Krupa reported:

Officers Perez, Castillo and a third officer responded to a burglary of a residence at the above address and upon arrival, encountered Williams, armed with a machete, chasing a resident in front of his home.  The officers ordered Williams to drop the weapon multiple times, but instead, he approached them with the weapon in his hand.  As the officers attempted to back away from Williams, he raised the weapon in a threatening manner and continued to advance toward them.  Fearing for their safety, Officers Perez and Castillo discharged their duty weapons striking the suspect.  Williams was then transported by HFD paramedics to Ben Taub General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs Divisions, as well as the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

Update: JKS/JFC 5-2-17
JKS/VHS 4-28-17
Inc. #052500217

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