A Richmond police officer was involved in a shooting incident on Sunday evening that left one man injured and another man facing charges.
The incident took place at the Food Spot convenience store at 205 Collins Road at 6:50 p.m., when Richmond police were called to a fight outside the store. Weapons were reportedly involved in the fight, police said.
The officer that arrived at the scene radioed that he heard shots being fired and confronted the alleged shooter. The suspected shooter then pointed his weapon at the officer, which resulted in the officer firing his weapon, police said.
The shooter, identified as Juan Flores Cano, 33, was not injured during the shooting and later surrendered after the gunfire exchange.
He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was transported to the Fort Bend County Jail.
His bond had not been set by noon Monday.
One of the rounds fired in the shooting may have hit Cano’s vehicle and grazed the arm of the passenger in the vehicle, who police believe was the person who was involved in the fight that initiated the call for help, police said.
The passenger, whose identification was not released by Richmond police, was taken to a medical center in Houston by ambulance.
Police did not release information on the person’s condition.
The officer who was involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident.
The Texas Rangers and the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office will handle the investigation.