Man shot by officer outside funeral home faces aggravated assault charges

Jerome Barrera Jr., 25, faces aggravated assault charges.

December 8, 2011 2:40:14 PM PST
A suspect shot by an off-duty police officer faces aggravated assault charges.

SkyEye 13 HD was over the scene outside a South Houston funeral home last month. Investigators say officers working security spotted Jerome Barrera, Jr. pointing a gun at people in the 1500 block of Houston Boulevard. Barrera refused to drop the gun and turned towards the officers. That's when one officer opened fire.

Barrera, 25, was hit in the chest and taken to the hospital.

He has a prior conviction of delivery of a controlled substance back in 2007.

Bond has been set at $50,000 on the aggravated assault charge.