3 accused of opening fire on mother, daughter in Tomball
TOMBALL, Texas – Tomball police have arrested and charged three men with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a shooting around 2 a.m. on Wednesday.
A mother and daughter were driving northbound on the feeder road of Tomball Expressway near FM 2920 when a 2013 black GMC Yukon pulled directly in front of their car, police said.
One man stepped out of the front, passenger side of the Yukon, stood in front of the women's vehicle and opened fire, police said.
"He had the gun like this, and he was coming to my car. And that's when Yvone held up her hand and said no," Pamela DeLaPaz said.
That bullet struck the daughter in the cheek and went out the top of her head. Miraculously, it didn't do the damage that was intended. She was taken to the hospital and treated.
"It didn't even touch my teeth. It didn't affect my jaw bone. It didn't touch anything major," Yvone Gomez said. "It could've been worse, I'll take any scar. Just so that I can be here and see my daughter grow."
Police were able to locate the suspect vehicle in the parking lot of Academy Sports and Outdoors at 14221 FM 2920.
When police approached the vehicle at Academy, the three men ran, but were apprehended quickly, police said. The men are also facing evading detention charges for attempting to run, according to police.
A 9mm handgun was recovered at that scene, police said.
Richard Gonzales, 23, of Baytown, Jose Cruz, 21, of Houston, and Christian Barrera, 20, of Houston, were booked into jail and charged.
Police believe there is a possibility that the men could be responsible for other crimes, so police are asking anyone with information to contact Detective Jimmy Harral, of the Tomball Police Department, at 281-290-1311.