UPDATE: Man accused of shooting at HPD choppers after crash
Posted on Monday, May 11th, 2020 at 4:21 pm
HOUSTON, TX – In an update to a story that continues to grip the city, a man has been accused of firing shots at two HPD helicopters that were responding to the crash that killed Tactical Flight Officer Jason Knox and injured pilot and Senior Officer Chase Cormier.
KTRK reports that Josue Daniel Claros-Trajedo, 19, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, allegedly discharging a weapon five times and from two locations at the two helicopters, which were providing support following the still-mysterious crash of 75-Fox. Police have recovered the gun they believe was used in the attack.
“We have surveillance video showing him firing at the helicopters,,” Prosecutor Sean Teare told reporters. “That’s unacceptable.”
In positive news, on Friday the Houston Police Officer’s Union tweeted that Cormier had been moved to TIRR Memorial Herman for rehab treatment.
Great news! Just received word from Officer Chase Cormier that he will be transferred from Memorial Hermann to TIRR this afternoon, as he continues to push forward in his recovery from the helicopter accident. TIRR is the best rehab hospital in the world, Chase is in good hands.
— Joe Gamaldi (@JoeGamaldi) May 8, 2020
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