HPD officer accused of threatening mass shooting
HOUSTON – Sworn to uphold the law, Houston police officer Pedro Gonzalez, a 16-year veteran of the force, is now accused of breaking it.
On Thursday, police were called to a West Houston office building along the Katy Freeway near Kirkwood. Gonzalez’s wife works in the building.
According to court papers, he confronted her in the parking lot and threatened to kill her. She told investigators he was going to kill her, shoot up the whole building and turn the place into a “meat market.”
He lifted up his sweatshirt and showed her that he had on his tactical vest and many semi-automatic magazines attached to it with two black semi-automatic handguns attached to his hip.
Police arrested Gonzalez at his apartment near the 3000 block of Memorial Court.
The day after his arrest, Houston’s acting chief of police was so concerned, she issued an officer-safety alert.
That’s because Gonzalez allegedly threatened to not only kill his wife, but kill his fellow police officers and then himself.
The incident follows Gonzalez’s DWI arrest last month, which led to him being relieved of his duties while the department conducted an internal affairs investigation.