The victim, 33-year-old Delfino Maldinera, was transported to an area hospital in stable condition, according to the Houston Police Department.
HPD said officers responded to 4000 Costa Rica Rd. around 6 a.m. June 13 in regards to a reported failure to stop and give information case, where they came upon Maldinera suffering from a gunshot wound. Police said Maldinera appears to have been stopped at a stop sign at a previous location earlier that morning when he was approached by an unknown black male.
The suspect then allegedly attempted to open Maldinera’s passenger side door and shot Maldinera while he attempted to escape, according to police.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact HPD’s Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.