According to the agency, officers from the Hitchcock Police Department shot and killed a man on Tuesday while attempting to serve him a warrant. The incident occurred in southeast Houston, near the intersection of Mosley Road and Bryant Street, just west of the Gulf Freeway. The department had been conducting a criminal investigation into allegations of sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl against George Alejandro, 54, since February 16.
After meeting a 13-year-old girl on social media, George Alejandro engaged in an online relationship with her. During a subsequent interview with detectives, Alejandro confessed to picking up the girl near her school in Hitchcock and taking her to a hotel, where he engaged in sexual activity with her throughout the day.
HPD Commanders and PIO are en route to 8400 Mosley Road for an officer-involved shooting involving an agency from another jurisdiction.
Preliminary info is a suspect was struck and no HPD officers were involved in this incident.
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) March 7, 2023
Following the completion of the investigation on Monday, police obtained a warrant for Alejandro’s arrest. He was charged with first-degree felony aggravated sexual assault of a child. On Tuesday, police received information that Alejandro was in southeast Houston and attempted to arrest him. However, when he saw the police, he fled in a large vehicle resembling an 18-wheeler.
During an interview with detectives, court documents said George Alejandro, 54 admitted to meeting a child, 13, and starting an "online relationship" with them. https://t.co/8M2xXZviep
— FOX26Houston (@FOX26Houston) March 8, 2023
Officers pursued Alejandro briefly until he turned into a business parking lot on Mosley Road. There, he exited his vehicle with a gun in hand, which he raised at the officers. In response, two Hitchcock police officers fired an unknown number of shots, striking and injuring Alejandro.
The officers provided medical assistance to Alejandro until the arrival of the Houston Fire Department, who transported him to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. He died shortly thereafter, and no officers were injured during the incident. The investigation has been taken over by the Houston Police Department and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.