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Houston police searching for man who allegedly choked woman and shot security guard

Police are looking for a man charged with three counts of aggravated assault. Call 713-222-TIPS if you know where he is.

HOUSTON — Police are looking for the man who allegedly shot a security guard during a physical altercation with a woman in a southeast Houston parking lot.

David J. Spears is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count each of deadly conduct and felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Houston Police Department.

Officers responded to the 11400 block of Fuqua at about 10:45 p.m. Aug. 21.

Credit: HPD
David J. Spears, wanted by Houston police for allegedly shooting security guard

A security guard said he approached a man and woman who were fighting outside a shopping center. The guard told police he saw the suspect choking the woman. When confronted, the suspect opened fire on the guard, shooting him in the leg.

The suspect fled the scene but not before firing gunshots at another man in an apartment complex. That person was not hurt.

The security guard, 30, was taken to the hospital.

Police later located the suspect’s vehicle, but he remains on the run at this time.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.