JERSEY VILLAGE, Texas – A man who had been paroled in late June was shot by a Jersey Village police officer Thursday after hitting the officer with a stolen car, officials said.
Daniel Holmes has been charged with first-degree assault on a public servant in connection with the officer-involved shooting at a convenience store on the Northwest Freeway at Village Drive.
According to Jersey Village Police Chief Kirk Riggs, officers located a stolen vehicle at the convenience store and Holmes accelerated as officers were moving in on the car. Riggs said the vehicle hit one of the officers and that officer fired through the windshield, hitting Holmes in a shoulder and his right hand.
Holmes is recovering from his injuries at a hospital and will be taken to the Harris County Jail once he is released, Riggs said.
Riggs said Holmes was paroled on June 30 and has an extensive rap sheet, including burglary, evading arrest, drug and firearm possession charges. Riggs said Holmes was arrested 15 times within a 16-month period.
The officer who was hit by the vehicle was not seriously injured, officials said.