HOUSTON – Officials said a man killed his mother and injured three Harris County sheriff’s deputies in a shooting Sunday outside a nightclub in Houston, officials said.
The shooting was reported about 2:20 a.m. at Set Nightclub near the corner of Travis and Anita streets. According to officials, the three deputies were working additional jobs when they were shot.
On Sunday night, Harris County Sheriff’s Office announced all three wounded deputies were “conscious, in good spirits and continuing to recover in TMC hospitals.”
“We’re grateful for everyone praying and thinking positive thoughts for our injured brothers and sister,” the department wrote on Twitter.
On Sunday night, Houston police filed charges against Joseph Anthony Gonzalez. The 25-year-old man faces three counts of aggravated assault against a public servant and felon in possession of a weapon. Gonzalez remains hospitalized in stable condition.
UPDATE: Charges just filed against the suspect, Joseph Anthony Gonzalez, 25.— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) January 4, 2021
They are: 3 counts of aggravated assault against a public servant & for being a felon in possession of a weapon.
No booking photo yet as Gonzalez remains hospitalized in stable condition. #hounews https://t.co/9FHplEC7sT
All 3 deputies wounded in this morning’s shooting outside a midtown nightclub are conscious, in good spirits and continuing to recover in TMC hospitals.— HCSOTexas (@HCSOTexas) January 3, 2021
We’re grateful for everyone praying and thinking positive thoughts for our injured brothers and sister. #hounews pic.twitter.com/ZivLKW376v
After Set Nightclub closed, a fight broke out in the parking lot. As the deputies attempted to break it up, a suspect began firing a gun into the crowd. Three deputies and one civilian were hit by gunfire.