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Friday, November 28, 2008

[TX] Deputy Figueroa shot Jailer Perez over (reported) involvement with his wife

Fort Bend Sun
Nov 26 3:04 AM
A personal altercation between a Harris County sheriff's deputy and a civilian jailer has led to the arrest of the deputy for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. According to the police report, Jose Figueroa, 39, a Harris County sheriff's deputy, was arrested on Nov. 22 after shooting, James E. Perez, who works as a civilian jailer with Harris County. According to a preliminary investigation, Perez was involved with Figueroa's wife. Perez went to the couple's home to see Fiqueroa's wife despite the fact that Figueroa was present, according to information obtained in the investigation. A physical altercation occurred between the men and as Perez was walking down the front walkway, leaving the home, Figueroa obtained a handgun and shot him in the back. Figueroa then called 9-1-1 to report the incident and was questioned and arrested when police arrived. The Harris County sheriff's deputy was arrested and taken to the Fort Bend County Jail for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Figueroa posted and was released under a $50,000 bond, according to a sheriff's department press release. Perez was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital, Downtown and later released. [LINK]

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