HOUSTON – The man an off-duty Harris County Sheriff’s deputy shot at during a suspected car break-in is now charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said Monday.
The deputy was not hurt, but Rudegelio Buning Tacorda, 47, was, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said. He was cut in the hand during a shootout with the deputy.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, the shooting occurred Saturday at an apartment complex in the Katy area around 8:45 p.m. at 23614 Western Center Dr., near Katy Freeway and Highway 99.
Officials said the suspect fled the scene, but he showed up at Memorial Hermann Hospital with the gunshot wound to the hand.
An off-duty @HCSOTexas deputy has been involved in a shooting at an apt complex located at 23615 Western Centre Dr in the Katy area, near Katy Fwy & SH-99. Deputy is not injured. Preliminary info: deputy encountered a male believed to be breaking into cars. Gunfire was exchanged pic.twitter.com/qmSghu7zc7— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) February 7, 2021