Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 3800 Mount Pleasant Street
May 3, 2022 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the shooting of a woman at 3800 Mount Pleasant Street about 6:55 a.m. on Monday (May 2).
The suspect, Jared Earl Simmons, 23, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 232nd State District Court. A booking photo of Simmons is attached to this news release.
The victim, Genesis Strawder, 18, was transported to an area hospital and later released.
HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detective C. Grahmann reported:
HPD patrol officers responded to an assault call at the above address and witnessed Simmons shoot into a crowd, striking Ms. Strawder in the leg. Houston Fire Department paramedics transported Strawder to an area hospital in stable condition.
Investigators learned Simmons was involved in a dispute with his roommate. During the dispute, a family member of the roommate came to the apartment and threatened Simmons with a gun. Simmons assaulted the family member and took the gun. He then fired shots into a crowd, striking Strawder.
Officers detained Simmons at the scene. He was subsequently arrested and charged in the incident.
Jared Earl Simmons
For additional information, please contact the HPD Office of Community Affairs at 713-308-3200.