POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting Incident at 1006 Kress Street

June 20, 2024 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested after firing his weapon at Houston Police officers at 1006 Kress Street about 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday (June 18).

The suspect, Juan Alberto Gallegos, 40, is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant in the 339th State District Court. A booking photo of Gallegos is attached to this news release.

HPD Officers J. Luna, D. Zhu and Probationary Police Officer B. Martel, who discharged their duty weapons, were not injured in the incident. Officers Luna, Zhu and Martel are assigned to the Northeast Patrol Division and were sworn in as officers in August 2021, March 2019 and June 2024, respectively.

HPD Special Investigations Unit Detectives C. Walker and H. Le reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a family disturbance with a weapon call at a residence at the above address after a caller reported the suspect (her boyfriend's father) was intoxicated and threatened to harm her, her boyfriend and her boyfriend's juvenile sister with a handgun. Officers arrived and were able to get the caller, her boyfriend and the boyfriend's sister out of the residence safely without the suspect knowing. Officers then established contact with the suspect, later identified as Gallegos.

Gallegos emerged several times from the front door and spoke with officers, but refused to open the iron fence gate. About an hour later, Gallegos opened the front door, produced a gun and pointed it at officers outside. Gallegos fired at least once at officers, who returned fired. Gallegos then went back inside the residence. No one was struck. Officers took cover and waited for HPD SWAT officers to arrive.

About an hour later, Gallegos was taken into custody by responding SWAT officers without further incident. The Harris County District Attorney's Office was contacted and Gallegos was subsequently charged for his role in the incident.

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents in the Houston city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit and the Internal Affairs Division.

suspect Juan Alberto Gallegos
suspect Juan Alberto Gallegos

VHS/SOA 6-20-24
Inc. #087582824

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