POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 10333 Clay Road

June 12, 2023 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the shooting of a woman that occurred at 10333 Clay Road about 12:35 a.m. today.

The suspect, Galib Waheed Chowdhury, 31, is charged with aggravated assault of a family member with serious bodily injury in the 338th State District Court. A booking photo of Chowdhury is attached to this news release.

Chowdhury, an HPD officer, was off-duty at the time of the shooting. He has been relieved of duty pending an administrative investigation. Chowdhury was sworn in as an officer in March 2021 and was assigned to the Northwest Patrol Division.

The victim, 30, was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

HPD Special Investigations Unit Sergeant M. Ynosencio and Detectives N. Alvarado, T. Vaca, V. Praxedes and O. Flores reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex at the above address and found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the face and hand. Houston Fire Department paramedics transported her to the hospital where she underwent emergency surgery.

Subsequent investigation determined the victim was shot by her husband, Chowdhury. He was arrested and charged for his role in the shooting.

As is customary in officer-involved shootings in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit, Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney's Office.

suspect Galib Waheed Chowdhury
suspect Galib Waheed Chowdhury

SOA/JKS 6-12-23
Inc. #083218123

For additional information, please contact the HPD Office of Community Affairs at 713-308-3200.