POLICE Department

Suspect Arrested, Charged in Shooting at 6301 East Houston Road

December 4, 2023 - Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the shooting of two men at 6301 East Houston Road about 11:35 p.m. last Friday (December 1).

The suspect, Juan Antonio Magana, 70, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felony evading arrest in the 482nd State District Court. A booking photo of Magana is attached to this news release.

The two victims, both 40 years of age, were transported to an area hospital in critical conditions.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives V. Jones and C. Brown reported:

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting at the above address and, as they arrived, saw a truck leaving the location. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, however, the vehicle evaded them and a pursuit ensued. Officers then managed to take the driver into custody.

Additional responding officers located the two men with gunshot wounds. Houston Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported both victims to the hospital.

A preliminary investigation determined the men were attending a barbeque at a truck lot at the above address when the shooting occurred. A witness identified the driver of the truck, Magana, as the shooting suspect. Magana was transported to an area hospital where he was treated and released. The Harris County District Attorney's Office was contacted and Magana was subsequently charged for his role and booked into the Harris County Jail.

suspect Juan Antonio Magana
suspect Juan Antonio Magana

VHS/JKS 12-4-23
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Office of Community Affairs at 713-308-3200.