HOUSTON – A suspect was arrested and charged in the shooting of a U.S. Service Postal worker last week and the attempted shooting of another man minutes later outside a gas station on Bunker Hill Road, according to Houston Police Department.
The suspect, identified as 24-year-old Matthew Williams is facing multiple charges, including aggravated assault against a public servant, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, felon in possession of a weapon, theft of a motor vehicle and violation of a protective order and assault of a family member in the 177th State District Court, according to police.
Williams is also charged with failure to stop and give information in Harris County Criminal Court. Additional charges are also possible, according to HPD.
The mail carrier, 30-year-old Adrian Jackson was hospitalized in critical but stable condition after being shot on Cedardale Drive in Spring Branch, according to officials.
A photo of the suspect was not made available, pending further investigation. Williams, described as a white man with tattoos on his face, has an extensive criminal record, court records show.
A multi-agency investigation was launched with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and Houston police. Investigations led police to Williams, who was taken into custody on Dec. 30 and subsequently charged.