POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Incident at 9445 Concourse Drive

September 04, 2019 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested after shooting at Houston police officers at 9445 Concourse Drive about 2 a.m. today (September 3).

The suspect, Alex Mauricio Padilla Cruz (H/m, 31), is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant in the 263rd State District Court.  A booking photo of Padilla Cruz is attached to this news release.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives A. Ferrell and J. Roberts reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a family violence call at an apartment at the above address.  As officers were taking statements for their report, they heard several gunshots nearby and advised a dispatcher they would respond. 

As officers approached the area where the gunshots were heard, they observed two males, one of whom had a pistol in his hand.  The officers gave the male (Padilla Cruz) verbal commands to drop the weapon,.  Padilla Cruz ignored the officers and instead raised the weapon and fired one time in their direction before attempting to flee on foot.

Padilla Cruz was quickly arrested and charged in this incident.  The pistol was recovered.

No officers were wounded.

Alex Mauricio Padilla Cruz
Alex Mauricio Padilla Cruz

KJS/JFC  9-4-19
Inc. #114408019

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