"The suspect comes out of the vehicle and points a weapon in the direction of Officer Garza," said Jodi Silva with the Houston Police Department. "Officer Garza, in fear of his life, discharges his duty weapon, striking the suspect."
The suspect, Jeffrey Marlon Peterson, 37, is facing a charge of aggravated assault on a peace officer. He was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital where he remains in critical, but stable condition.Both officers were not injured in the incident. As is customary in HPD officer-involved shooting incidents, the incident is under investigation.