Four Arrested, Charged with Capital Murder in Wild Shootout That Left Sheriff's Deputy Injured

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Four arrests have been made in the wake of a wild drug-related shootout that left one man dead and a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy injured, HCSO has announced.

The deputy, working undercover, was tailing an 18-wheeler carrying a large amount of marijuana Monday on Hollister near Bourgeois in the northwest part of the county when three SUVs pulled up to the truck, and occupants started shooting.

The deputy and officers with other law-enforcement agencies joined in the gunfire. The deputy, whose name has not been released, was hit in the leg and is expected to recover.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was killed.

The arrested men, all charged with capital murder, were Fernando Tavera, 19, Eric Deluna, 23, Ricardo Ramirez, 35, and Rolando Resendiz, 28.

The identity of the victim has also not been released.

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.