Pasadena man charged in shooting of Houston police officer at Gulf Freeway gas station – Houston Chronicle

Authorities investigate the scene of a reported officer-involved shooting Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in the 14300 block of the Gulf Freeway in Houston. The alleged shooter, Jimmy Caston Bryan, faces federal charges.
A Pasadena man believed to have shot and wounded a Houston police officer during a traffic stop earlier this month is now facing federal charges.
Jimmy Caston Bryan, 29, was charged Thursday with the use of a firearm, drug trafficking and possession of methamphetamine for his role in a shoot-out with two police officers on May 4, according to a federal criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas.
Following the shoot-out, police officers allegedly found over 120 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia and two handguns in Bryan’s car.
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If convicted, he faces a minimum of 10 years to life in prison for the drug charges and a minimum of 10 years for the firearm charge, which must be served consecutively, prosecutors said.
Bryan was left in critical condition after the shooting, police said. He is in state custody and will be transferred to federal custody for his first appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge.
The Pasadena resident exchanged gunfire with the two HPD officers who attempted to pull him over shortly before noon on the Gulf Freeway in front of an Exxon Gas Station near Astoria. Bryan, who was wanted for drug trafficking, allegedly exited his car and began firing on the two officers, Chief Troy Finner said the day of the shooting.
One officer was shot in his hip, Finner said, and also suffered a minor injury to his torso. The other officer was uninjured.
This was not Bryan’s first brush with the law.
He had previously been arrested for the illegal possession of a firearm, and was the subject of a narcotics investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies. Authorities had an active warrant out for his arrest at the time of the shooting.
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Nora Mishanec is a Hearst fellow for the Houston Chronicle.
She previously worked on the breaking news team at The San Francisco Chronicle, and as a reporter at The Register-Star, the nation’s second-oldest newspaper.
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