HOUSTON – A man has been arrested for allegedly firing shots in the air near the site of a Houston Police helicopter crash that killed one officer and injured another, according to court documents.
Josue Claros-Trajedo has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant.
According to court documents, Claros-Trajedo fired a gun close to the time and location a Houston Police Department helicopter crashed into an apartment community’s clubhouse.
Claros-Trajedo is also accused of firing his gun five more times after the crash.
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says the responding life flight helicopter reported gunfire while trying to pick up the surviving officer.
Claros-Trajedo was seen firing a gun in an upward direction the night of the crash, according to state prosecutors. He’s also accused of hiding the gun he fired in an air vent at his apartment.
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