POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 1822 Barker Cypress Road

July 9, 2020 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the shooting of a man at 1822 Barker Cypress Road #2702 about 5:20 a.m. on Wednesday (July 8).

The suspect, Zachary Ryan Smith (w/m, 20), is charged with aggravated assault- serious bodily injury in the 185th State District Court.  A booking photo of Smith is attached to this news release.

The victim, Tahj Galloway, 21, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Detectives D. Polite, A. Carroll and C. Castellani reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment at the above address.  Upon arrival, they found Mr. Galloway suffering from a gunshot wound to the face.  He was transported by Houston Fire Department paramedics to the hospital for treatment of his wounds.

Witnesses reported seeing suspect Smith "playing" with a pistol, both immediately before and after it discharged, striking Galloway.  Smith was arrested without incident and charged in this case.

Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800. 

Zachary Smith
Zachary Smith

KJS/JFC  7-9-20
Inc. #089625420

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