The suspect, Roland Kevin Mire (w/m, 46), is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of felon in possession of a weapon in the 230th State District Court. A booking photo of Mire is attached to this news release.
The victim, Nicholaus Kenna, 34, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.
HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Sergeant J. Dodson and Detective A. Ferrell reported:
Mr. Kenna was reportedly purchasing illegal drugs from suspect Mire in a parking lot at the above address. During the transaction, Mire drew a pistol and began shooting at Kenna, striking him multiple times. Mire then fled the scene, driving to a local hotel where he attempted unsuccessfully to shoot another man.
Mire was subsequently located and arrested without incident.