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Man arrested in connection with shots fired at off-duty officer

HOUSTON – A man accused of shooting at an off-duty officer was arrested Monday, police said. 

Houston police arrested Juan Reynose-Zacarias, 26, after police said he fired shots at an officer at 12:10 a.m. April 9 while the officer was working an approved extra job at the Mondongo Restaurant at 6121 Hillcroft Avenue.

The off-duty officer said he approached two men after they were seen leaving the restaurant with an open container of alcohol.

When the officer told the men they couldn't leave with the open container, the men got upset, according to police.

The two men, who were described by police as Hispanic, got inside a black, four-door BMW SUV and fired shots into the air and in the direction of the officer, police said. The officer was not hit. 

Zacarias is charged with aggravated assault of a public servant and forgery of a government financial document in the 262nd State District Court and unlawful carrying of a weapon in Harris County Criminal Court.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Houston Police Department Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).