Suspect identified after constable deputy shot multiple times in northwest Harris County

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — An officer with the Harris County Constable's Office Pct. 4 is still recovering in the hospital Tuesday after he was shot six times by a suspect in the Willowbrook area over the weekend, investigators confirmed.

Constantine Argyriou, 38, is accused of shooting Constable Deputy Justin Gay on Sunday around 6 p.m. in the 9000 block of Walnut Glen. The officer was responding to a family disturbance when he got into a physical altercation with Argyriou, the complaint's son.

The suspect was later found hiding in a retention ditch, where he was bitten by K-9 officers while being apprehended.

Argyriou was taken to the Cypress-Fairbanks Hospital for treatment, officers said. Meanwhile, the officer was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to the lower extremities of his body.

The deputy is reported to be conscious and breathing.

The Harris County District Attorney's Office has charged Argyriou with aggravated assault on a peace officer, which is a first-degree felony.