Houston police have arrested a suspect charged in assault of a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy following an incident at 2521 Main Street about 1:10 a.m. Thursday (September 22).Jamie Rook-Perez, 21, is charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer in the 228th State District Court. A photo of Rook-Perez is attached to this news release. A deputy with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office who discharged his weapon was injured and transported to an area hospital. HPD Special Investigations Unit Detectives H. Le, D. Hammons, M. Childs, and C. King reported: Two Harris County Sheriff’s Deputies were working an extra job at a nightclub at the above address and were investigating an auto theft in the parking lot when two males, identified as possible suspects, exited the club. Deputies observed one of the suspects attempt to enter a black Dodge Challenger. As deputies tried to detain him, the second suspect, later identified as Rook-Perez, entered an orange Dodge Hellcat SRT and revved the engine. A deputy attempted to detain Rook-Perez when he tried to flee in the vehicle. He struck the deputy with the vehicle and pinned his leg to another parked vehicle. The pinned deputy discharged his weapon, striking Rook-Perez in the hand. Rook-Perez then tried to flee, striking multiple cars and a gate that surrounded the lot. Deputies detained Rook-Perez and paramedics transported him to an area hospital, where he was treated and released. The injured deputy was also transported to the hospital and later released with minor injuries. The second suspect, described only as a Hispanic male with braids, fled the scene on foot. As is customary in officer-involved shooting incidents in the Houston city limits, this case is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. Anyone with information on the identity of the suspect wanted for questioning in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Jamie Rook-PerezSOA/JKS 9-23-22 Inc. #127773422