Suspect Charged, Wanted in Shooting at 3938 Caplin Street

Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the shooting of a man at 3938 Caplin Street about 11:50 a.m. on Sunday (March 12).

The suspect, Erick Andrew Cortez, 27, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, deadly conduct and felon in possession of a firearm in the 337th State District Court.  He is not in custody.  A 2022 booking photo of Cortez is attached to this news release.

The victim, 64, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives B. Godoy and A. Huerta reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at the above address and learned a male suspect, later identified as Cortez, arrived at the location and shot a male multiple times.  Cortez then attempted to shoot a juvenile male, however, the weapon malfunctioned and no shots were fired.  Cortez then fled the scene on foot while firing into the air.

Anyone with information in this case or on the whereabouts of Erick Cortez is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or speak anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

WANTED:  Erick Andrew Cortez

VHS/SOA  3-13-23
Inc. #035635323