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Suspect Charged in Shooting at 3030 Dunvale Road
News Release
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Charges have been filed against a suspect wounded during a confrontation with a security guard at 3030 Dunvale Road about 8:55 p.m. on July 5.

The suspect, Willie Earl Simmons, Jr., 23, is charged with felony assault in the 183rd State District Court.  Simmons sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital in stable condition.  

A booking photo is not available for Simmons, who remains hospitalized.

The security guard, Ibraheem Iessa, 33, was treated at the scene for injuries received in the assault.

HPD Major Assaults/Family Violence Division Officers V. Habukiha and A. Williams reported:

Several males were trespassing at the apartment complex at the above address when Mr. Iessa, a uniformed security guard for the complex, requested them to leave.  At that time, Simmons and other males assaulted Iessa, who subsequently pulled a gun and shot Simmons.  Paramedics transported Simmons to the hospital.  Investigators interviewed Iessa and several witnesses.  Charges were subsequently filed on Simmons.

Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults/Family Violence Division at 713-308-3600.

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