POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 200 Southwest Freeway

October 26, 2020 - Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in the shooting of a male at 200 Southwest Freeway (South U.S. Highway 59) that occurred about 9:30 a.m. on Friday (October 23).

The suspect, Jorge Joya (H/m, 45), is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 230th State District Court. A photo of Joya is not available at this time.

He is accused of shooting a male victim, 18, who was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives J. Da La Torre and A. Carroll reported:

Joya was driving his vehicle on the Southwest Freeway at the above address when the victim cut off Joya's vehicle.  Joya, who was accompanied by a passenger, stated he was in fear of his life and discharged his pistol at the victim's car.  The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the face.  

Joya, who remained at the scene, was subsequently arrested and charged for his role in the shooting.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

JKS/KJS 10-26-20
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