Man accused of shooting Pct. 4 deputy appears in court

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Argyiou is facing charges of attempted capital murder of a peace officer. (KTRK)

The man accused of shooting a Precinct 4 deputy constable appeared in court Monday afternoon.

Constantine Argyiou, 38, is facing charges of attempted capital murder of a peace officer.

Prosecutors said in court the deputy was shot seven times in his legs Sunday night, but is expected to survive.

Deputy Justin Gay was responding to a 911 call for a domestic disturbance in northwest Harris County when he was shot.

"The defendant refused to allow contact with the deputy, and the deputy struggled with the defendant, who overcame the deputy using bodily force," a prosecutor said.
Neighbors say Argyiou's mother called deputies after her son became violent and started throwing things.

Deputy Gay reportedly saw Argyiou in the street and that's when investigators say he was shot multiple times.

He was able to radio for help and even identify his shooter.

"The defendant ran away, and then moments came back," a prosecutor said. "He lowered the muzzle of the pistol at him. He thought the defendant was going to kill him. Defendant then heard sirens and ran away."

Argyiou was arrested near the 9000 block of Walnut Glen after he was bitten by a police K-9.

Gay was taken to the hospital by Life Flight.
He was in surgery overnight and is expected to undergo several more during his long recovery.

Monday morning, he reportedly underwent another surgery.



Gay has been with the department for two years.

Argyiou's bond was set at $250,000.

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