Machete-wielding man shot by officers, facing aggravated assault charges

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HOUSTON – Charges have been filed against a 36-year-old man who was shot by Houston police officers at 14874 Estrellita around 12:30 p.m. on April 27.

Anthony Joe Williams has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

While responding to a burglary report, Williams armed with a machete, was seen chasing a resident in front of his home, police said.

VIDEO: Sky 2 over scene of officer-involved shooting

The three officers at the scene told Williams to drop the machete multiple times, but instead, police said, he approached them with the weapon in his hand.

When Williams continued moving toward the officers and raised the machete in a threatening manner, two officers shot him.

Williams was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

A KPRC2 viewer sent video of the aftermath of the shooting.


Officers J. Perez and L. Castillo, who discharged their duty weapons, were not injured in the incident.

Perez and Castillo are assigned to the North Division and were sworn in as officers in January 2017 and June 2014, respectively.

As is customary in HPD officer-involved shootings in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide and Internal Affairs divisions, as well as the Harris County District Attorney's Office.


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