POLICE Department

Suspect Charged, Wanted in Shooting at 4601 Leffingwell Street

February 1, 2024 - Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the shooting of a man at 4601 Leffingwell Street about 1:25 a.m. on January 23.

The suspect, Joshua Jose Escobar, 30, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 176th State District Court. A 2017 photo of Escobar, who is not in custody, is attached to this news release.

The victim, 24, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives V. Gamez and E. Gunn reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at the above address and found a man with apparent gunshot wounds to both legs. Houston Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to the hospital.

A preliminary investigation indicated the victim got into a verbal altercation with his girlfriend. A short time later, a friend of the girlfriend arrived at the location and fired a weapon at the victim multiple times. The suspect and the girlfriend then fled the scene together in a vehicle described only as a dark sedan.

Further investigation identified the suspect as Escobar. The Harris County District Attorney's Office was contacted and Escobar was subsequently charged. He remains at-large.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joshua Jose Escobar is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

suspect Joshua Jose Escobar (2017)
suspect Joshua Jose Escobar (2017)

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