Five Suspects Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting of Deputy Constable at 9100 Beechnut Street

Charges have been filed against five suspects arrested for their roles in the fatal shooting of a Harris County Precinct 5 Constable deputy at 9100 Beechnut Street about 12:30 a.m. last Sunday (Jan. 23).

One suspect, Oscar Rosales, 51, is charged with capital murder of a police officer in the 482nd State District Court.  Two suspects – Henri Mauricio Pereira Marquez, 42, and Reina Azucena Pereira Marquez, 40 – are charged with tampering with evidence in the 180th State District Court.  The final two suspects – Jose Santos Gutierrez Cruz, 68, and Jose Romel Hernandez Cruz, 43 – are charged with hindering apprehension in the 337th State District Court.

Booking photos of the five suspects are attached to this news release.

They are accused in the death of Corporal Charles Galloway, 47.

HPD Special Investigations Unit Sergeant M. Ynosencio and Officers N. Alvarado, T. Vaca, O. Flores and V. Praxedes reported:

Corporal Galloway attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a white Toyota Avalon at the above address.  Immediately after the vehicle pulled over, the driver exited the vehicle and shot the deputy constable multiple times with an assault style rifle.  The suspect then fled the scene in the white vehicle.  Corporal Galloway was pronounced deceased.

The suspect was identified as Oscar Rosales.  He was charged with capital murder on Tuesday (Jan. 25) and arrested in Mexico the following day (Jan. 26).  Rosales was transported and booked into the Harris County jail.

Four other persons were arrested during the investigation.  Each is charged with a felony crime.


Oscar Rosales


Henri Mauricio Pereira Marquez


Jose Romel Hernandez Cruz


Jose Santos Gutierrez Cruz


Reina Azucena Pereira Marquez



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