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All three suspects in Stafford police shooting arrested

Brian Rogers, Houston Chronicle
Updated 9:14 pm, Friday, November 1, 2013

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All three people sought in the shooting of a Stafford police officer have been arrested, officials said.

Two were arrested on Friday, the day after Officer Ann Carrizales made a plea to the public to help find the men suspected of shooting her in the face and chest.

Stafford police said Fredy De Leon-Henriquez, 28, was picked up Friday morning, and Daniel Cruz was arrested later in the day. The suspected shooter, 21-year-old Sergio Francisco Rodriguez, was arrested minutes after the shooting on Oct. 26. Each is charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer.

Carrizales, 40, was shot about 3:30 a.m. that day after pulling over three men in a four-door Nissan at a mobile home park. She reported seeing the vehicle idling at a green light with a blinking turn signal in the 12700 block of Murphy.

One of the men began shooting, and the car sped away. Carrizales returned fire.

She returned to her cruiser and chased the car several miles until it stopped and the occupants ran.

Gregory Palmore, an Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman, said De Leon-Henriquez, from El Salvador, was deported in 2005 after serving prison time on a robbery conviction. Fredy De Leon-Henriquez, who officials said was the driver of the Nissan, also was removed in 2009 after a marijuana possession conviction, Palmore said.

Palmore said he could not provide immigration history information on Friday on Cruz or Rodriguez.

The three are believed to be gang members and may have connections to MS-13, a notorious El Salvadoran crime syndicate.

They are also reportedly connected to a major local gang, the Houstones.

Carrizales, a former military police officer, joined the Stafford Police Department in August 2010.

Reporter Susan Carroll contributed to this report.