Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting of Man at 9707 South Gessner

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the shooting of a man at 9707 South Gessner about 1:30 a.m. on Sunday (August 13).

The suspect, Derren Charles Hunter (b/m, 31), is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 179th State District Court.  A photo of Hunter is attached to this news release.

The victim, Jose Aguilar, 36, of the above address, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

HPD Major Assaults Squad Officers B. Salazar and J. Roberts reported:

Mr. Aguilar was shot following an altercation with Hunter.  Responding officers located a witness who provided details of the incident, including Hunter’s location.

HPD SWAT and Hostage Negotiation teams were called to the scene after it was determined Hunter was barricaded inside an apartment at the above address.  He was subsequently taken into custody without incident.


Derren Charles Hunter



KJS/JFC  8-14-17
Inc. #102064617