Man accused of shooting off-duty HPD officer at west Houston apartment complex arrested, charged

Josue Tomas Gallegos accused of shooting off-duty HPD officer in leg on May 30
Josue Tomas Gallegos accused of shooting off-duty HPD officer in leg on May 30 (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A man has been arrested after authorities said he shot an off-duty Houston police officer on May 30.

Josue Thomas Gallegos, 30, has since been charged with aggravated assault against a public servant.

Gallegos is accused of shooting the off-duty officer in the leg during an incident at the Villas at Market View Apartments on Pine Lake Drive on Sunday, May 30.

Off-duty officer shot at west Houston apartments

Investigators said while working an extra job at the apartment complex, officer John Brown approached a suspicious man on the top floor of a parking garage.  As Brown attempted to detain the suspect, the suspect brandished a firearm and fired several shots, striking him in the leg.

After further investigation, Gallegos was arrested on Friday, June 4, and charged for his role in the incident.


About the Author: