Charges have been filed against two suspects after shots were fired near a Houston police officer at 5300 Southwind Street about 5:10 a.m. on Saturday (August 15).
The shooter, Toney Jarrett Reese (b/m, 32), is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant. A second suspect, Jimmy Ray Williams (b/m, 38), is charged with felony evading in a motor vehicle. Photos of both suspects, each charged in the 180th State District Court, are attached to this news release.
The HPD officer in close proximity to the gunfire was not injured.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant K. Tolls and Senior Police Officer R. Cervantes reported:
An HPD officer was in his marked patrol car in the parking lot of a school at the above address when he observed a four-door sedan stop directly in front of his patrol car. The officer saw a muzzle flash and heard a gunshot coming from the sedan. The officer bent over and took cover in his patrol vehicle and heard two more gunshots. The officer rose up and followed the sedan to the corner of Southwind and St. Lo Road. At that time, the suspects led the officer on a short vehicle pursuit that ended in the 7200 block of Tobruk Lane where both suspects were arrested without further incident. The firearm used in the incident was recovered.