HOUSTON – A security guard accused of injuring a girl while shooting at a person who had stolen a cellphone appeared in court Wednesday.
Christopher Bradley, 28, is charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury in connection with Monday’s shooting outside a T-Mobile store on Airline Drive.
Police said Bradley, who was not in uniform at the time, confronted 18-year-old Earnest Hudson after Hudson stole a cellphone from the store. Police said Bradley pointed his gun at Hudson, who ran. Police said Bradley chased after Hudson and fired several shots, hitting Hudson multiple times.
Investigators said one of Bradley’s shots hit a 6-year-old girl, who was in a vehicle at a nearby McDonald’s drive-thru.
At Wednesday’s hearing, prosecutors said the girl suffered a broken leg.
The defense argued for a $5,000 bond while prosecutors asked for a $50,000 bond. The judge ultimately set Bradley’s bond at $30,000.
Hudson is expected to recover from his wounds, police said.