Criminal Justice

Houston police identify the alleged killer of Precinct 5 Corporal Charles Galloway

Oscar Rosales, 51, was charged with capital murder for his alleged role in the shooting death of Corporal Charles Galloway.

The Houston Police Department and Harris County District Attorney have named a suspect in the shooting of Harris County Precinct 5 Corporal Charles Galloway.

At a press conference on Monday, Harris County DA Kim Ogg said her office has filed capital murder charges against Oscar Rosales, 51, after Rosales allegedly shot and killed Galloway during a traffic stop early Sunday.

“He is a bold and incredibly dangerous fugitive,” Ogg said. “He is on the run, and somebody out there knows where he is.”

According to a Facebook post from Harris County Precinct 5 Constable Ted Heap, Galloway died on the scene of a traffic stop at the 9100 block of Beechnut after midnight on Sunday. The driver is said to have fired at and hit Galloway’s patrol car multiple times.

Police recovered a white Toyota Avalon Roses was allegedly driving during the traffic stop. Rosales’ brother and common-law wife were both arrested yesterday for evidence tampering after allegedly tampering with the vehicle.

Harris County Precinct 5 posted a photo of Rosales on Twitter.

Houston police have video evidence of the shooting, HPD Chief Troy Finner said at the press conference. Finner would not confirm if the footage of the shooting was from an officer’s body camera.

Police believe Rosales is still in the city limits of Houston. Finner also said Rosales might have changed his appearance to evade arrest, and is considered armed and dangerous.

Ogg said she will ask the judge to hold Rosales without bail once he’s arrested.

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