Suspect Arrested, Charged in Assault at 1303 Gears Road

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in an assault at 1303 Gears Road about 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday (February 14).  

The suspect, William Christopher Strickland, 37, is charged with assault of a family member in the 228th State District Court.  A booking photo of Strickland, who was transported to an area hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg, is not available at this time, as he remains hospitalized.

The transgender female shooter, 24, was not seriously injured.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives A. Wright and L. Garcia reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a report of shots fired at the above address and arrived to find a male with a gunshot wound.  The male, later identified as Strickland, was transported by Houston Fire Department paramedics to the hospital.

Further investigation and witness statements determined Strickland and a transgender female, with whom Strickland had a dating relationship, got into a physical altercation, which led to Strickland strangling the victim.  The victim then stated she shot Strickland in self-defense.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was contacted and Strickland was subsequently charged for his role in the incident.

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