HPD: Man attacks 70-year-old man, girlfriend with hammer in Acres Homes

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HOUSTON – A 70-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman were injured after being attacked with a hammer during an altercation in Acres Homes Tuesday afternoon, according to the Houston Police Department.

Police received an assault call around 12:45 p.m. at a home in the 5000 block of Oak Shadows Drive.

According to police, Richard Olivarez, 43, got into an altercation with his 70-year-old roommate, grabbed a hammer and struck the elderly man.

Olivarez’s girlfriend tried to intervene, but Olivarez struck her with the hammer as well, police said.

Both victims were treated by paramedics at the scene and then transported to Ben Taub Hospital. The victims are expected to survive.

Olivarez is charged with aggravated assault. No bond amount has been set at this time.

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