Harris County District Attorney’s Office: What goes up, must come down.
Celebratory gunfire is a chronic problem in the Houston area during the holiday season. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office wants to remind people that what goes up must come down. Shooting bullets into the air, is a crime and you can kill someone. The DAs Office is focused on prosecuting gun violence at every level. Bullets don’t discriminate—they kill, whether fired for celebratory or evil purposes. If you use a gun, even for celebration, you will be investigated and charged where the evidence supports it. Celebratory gunfire is illegal and irresponsible. The public is encouraged to call 911 to report celebratory gunfire as it occurs and Crime Stoppers (713-222-TIPS) with any information about the perpetrators. Potential charges include the offense of deadly conduct a misdemeanor offense that carries a punishment of up to $4,000 fine or up to one year in prison.