HOUSTON – Charges were filed Friday morning for a man accused of pinning an off-duty Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy working security at a midtown nightclub early Thursday, Houston police said.
Jamie Rook-Perez, 21, is charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer,
Officers were called to a nightclub located at the 2500 block of Main St. around 1:10 a.m. after receiving reports about a deputy that needed assistance and a suspect that was shot in the hand.
When police arrived at the scene, they found four deputies that were working security at the club.
According to HPD investigators, a deputy saw a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot and as they were approaching the vehicle, the driver began to pull out of the parking lot aggressively, pinning the deputy to another vehicle. Officers said the deputy then fired at the suspect’s vehicle.
As the suspect was pulling away, investigators said the driver started to spin the vehicle and shot two rounds, hitting two other vehicles in the parking lot. Police said the suspect then tried to exit a gate that was closed.
Investigators said deputies were able to approach the vehicle, pull the suspected driver out and take him into custody. While taking the suspect into custody, authorities said they realized he was shot in the left hand.
According to HPD, the deputy was taken to an area hospital to the hospital for a leg injury. He is expected to be okay.
Police said they are searching for a passenger that was in the suspect’s vehicle wearing a black hoodie for questioning.