Investigators searching for man firing gun out of vehicle in another Snapchat video
HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Harris County investigators are searching for a man in a Snapchat video who appears to have fired a gun in west or northwest Harris County within the last few weeks.
Investigators are unsure of the exact date and time the incident happened. They said they believe it happened north of I-10 and west of the Beltway.
They describe the shooter as a man who is about 19-20 years old, with brown hair and a distinct tattoo on his right inside forearm.
The man is seen in the video with a black handgun and a case of beer. He then appears to fire the gun out of the window several times.
"It's really dangerous. You never know who you could have shot," said Abed Alqoreishy, a west Houston resident.
This is the third Snapchat shooting incident in the past three months.
In November, a man on Snapchat was shown shooting a gun near a park near Rice Military by the intersection of Cohn and Cornish streets. When police arrived, the gunman was gone.
On Tuesday, 27-year-old Sierra Tarbutton pleaded guilty to deadly conduct and criminal mischief charges and was sentenced to five years behind bars.
Tarbutton admitted to shooting a semi-automatic weapon out of a car window as she and co-defendant, Michael Cuellar drove down Memorial Drive and Highway 6 in September.
Tarbutton, along with Cuellar, posted a video to Snapchat shooting the weapons out of the car, dubbing them the Snapchat shooters.
"This generation, that's where everyone is at right now, Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat," Alqoreishy said.
With the most recent incident, police have little information. Neighbors are hoping anyone who saw anything will come forward.
"It's very horrifying that kids are going around here just shooting. And I mean Snapchat is a big thing. They just do it for the fame. But at the same time it's not worth risking all those people's lives," said August Williams, a west Houston resident.
Neighbors said the shooting incident hits too close to home.
"It's happening in our neighborhood. It's very scary. I have a kid in my car right now and going to the store, you just never know," said Teresa Queal, another resident.
Anyone with information on the identity of the man in the video is asked to contact the Harris County Sheriff's Office at 713-274-9210.
Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the man in this case.
Information may be reported by calling 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org.
Tips may also be sent via a text message by texting the following: TIP610 plus the information to CRIMES (274637), or via our mobile app Crime Stoppers Houston. All tipsters remain anonymous.
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