Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted for shooting an off-duty Harris County Precinct 1 deputy constable at 4900 Cavalcade about 1 a.m. on Saturday (October 22).
The suspect, Rajoun Johson (b/m, 23), is charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon in the 339th State District Court.
The deputy constable suffered a non life-threatening gunshot wound and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital in stable condition.
HPD Homicide Division Sergeant M. Holbrook and Senior Police Officer J. Roscoe reported:
An off-duty Harris County Precinct 1 reserve deputy constable gave a ride to an acquaintance and dropped him off at the intersection of Cavalcade and Wipprecht Street. Before the male left, he struck the reserve deputy in the head with a gun and demanded money. Both men got into a struggle and the suspect shot the reserve deputy. Fearing for his life, the reserve deputy returned fire. At that time, it was unknown if the suspect was struck. The suspect fled the scene on foot. HFD paramedics responded to the scene and transported the deputy to the hospital. An individual found wounded at Ben Taub General Hospital and initially detained was determined not to be a suspect in this incident.
Further investigation identified Rajoun Johnson as the suspect in this case. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
As is customary when a law enforcement officer discharges a weapon causing injury in the city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Homicide Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.