HOUSTON – A man was left in critical condition and another has been charged following a shooting outside a northeast Houston business, according to the Houston Police Department.
Carl Penny, 44, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful carrying of a weapon. Police said he is still on the run.
On Sept. 1, officers responded to a shooting around 7:50 p.m. in the 4400 block of Lockwood Drive, outside a business parking lot. Officers reportedly found the 34-year-old shooting victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Officers said he was taken to an area hospital, where he remains in critical condition.
Police said Penny and the man got into an argument that escalated into a fight. At some point during the fight, Penny pulled out a gun and fired multiple times, striking the man. Penny was allegedly seen running from the scene.
Further investigation identified Penny as the suspect involved and he was subsequently charged for his role in the shooting.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Penny or on this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.