Manhunt Launched for Suspect in Washington Avenue Shooting

Manhunt Launched for Suspect in Washington Avenue Shooting
Wanted: Luis Gerardo Rios

Charges have been filed against a suspect in connection with a shooting incident that occurred on March 2, leaving four men injured at 5110 Washington Avenue around 11:20 p.m.

The suspect, identified as Luis Gerardo Rios, 24, faces multiple charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury, and aggravated assault of a security officer. Additionally, due to the presence of an off-duty Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy nearby, Rios is also charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer.

Two of the victims, aged 29 and 24, were transported to a nearby hospital in stable condition, while the other two, aged 44 and 38, received treatment at the scene and were subsequently released.

Houston Police Department (HPD) patrol officers responded to the shooting and were informed by the Houston Fire Department paramedics that two men had been taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds, while two others had sustained minor injuries and were treated at the scene.

Preliminary investigations revealed that two individuals were escorted out of a bar and later seen driving past the location in a dark-colored SUV, from which shots were fired towards the bar. The vehicle then fled the scene.

Further investigation, along with evidence from the scene and witness statements, led to the identification of Rios as the suspect involved in the shooting. He was reported to have been in an older model black Chevrolet Tahoe and fired the shots.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was contacted, and Rios was subsequently charged for his alleged involvement in the incident. However, he remains at large.

Authorities urge anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Luis Gerardo Rios or any details pertaining to the case to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or provide anonymous tips to Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.