POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Another Sought in May Shooting at 7102 Lyons Avenue

June 10, 2024 - Charges have been filed against one suspect arrested one suspect and a second suspect wanted in the shooting of two men at 7102 Lyons Avenue about 2:10 a.m. on May 11.

Adolfo Aguirre-Mendiola, 27, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 179th State District Court and violation of a protective order in Harris County Criminal Court #7. A booking photo of Aguirre-Mendiola is attached to this news release.

The second suspect, David Rojas, 44, is charged with misdemeanor theft in Harris County Criminal Court #2. A photo of Rojas, who is not in custody, is not available at this time.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives M. George and J. Windham reported:

The female victim, 28, had property taken by a suspect (later identified as Rojas). When a male (Aguirre-Mendiola) attempted to get the property back, a physical altercation ensued between Rojas and Aguirre-Mendiola. During the altercation, Aguirre-Mendiola discharged a weapon, striking both Rojas and a male bystander, 45.

Both males were transported to an area hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

Further investigation identified Aguirre-Mendiola as the suspect and, after contacting the Harris County District Attorney's Office, he was charged. On Thursday (June 6) Aguirre-Mendiola was arrested and booked into the Harris County Jail.

Rojas remains at-large.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of David Rojas, or in this case, is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800.

suspect Adolfo Aguirre-Mendiola
suspect Adolfo Aguirre-Mendiola

JKS/VHS 6-10-24
Inc. #067652724

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