Charges filed against man who stabbed roommate, wounded by officer

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HOUSTON - Charges have been filed against the man authorities say stabbed a man and was then wounded by a Houston police officer. 

It happened around 8:25 a.m. Monday at an apartment in the 6000 block of Gulfton in southwest Houston. 

Officials said Officer J.E. Draycott responded to a call for a report of a cutting in progress.

Upon arrival, the officer could hear screaming coming from the apartment.

Police said the suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Rosel Joel Agurcia-Garcia, brok out a glass window from inside the apartment and climbed out of it.

Officer Draycott told Agurcia-Garcia to lie on the ground, but instead he broke out more glass and approached the officer holding a shard of glass.

Agurcia-Garcia then charged at Officer Draycott, who in fear for his life fired his gun.

Police said Agurcia-Garcia was hit more than once.

At some point, the officer tripped and fell backwards, dropping his gun in the process. The suspect jumped on the officer and a struggle began.

Paramedics, who were called to the scene, arrived and helped restrain Agurcia-Garcia.

Officials said the suspect was restrained and transported to Ben Taub General Hospital in an critical, but stable condition.

Investigators said the Officer Draycott injured his arm and shoulder, but was not taken to an area hospital. He is a 28-year veteran with the Houston Police Department.

Police said Agurcia-Garcia had stabbed his roommate several time prior to the officer's arrival. The 20-year-old was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries to his shoulder, abdomen and arms.

Agurcia-Garcia is charged with count of aggravated assault against a public servant and one count of aggravated assault - serious bodily injury.

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