Tow truck driver accused of shooting carpool driver in face appears in court
HOUSTON – A tow truck driver has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left a carpool driver critically injured.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said in a tweet that 35-year-old Gil Garza is charged with aggravated assault in connection with Friday’s shooting in the parking lot of a Walgreens at the corner of FM 529 at Queenston Boulevard.
On Fri, 7/19, @HCSOTexas began investigating a shooting outside a Walgreens at Queenston/529. The suspect was said to be in a tow-truck. This morning, our team arrested Gil Charles Garza, 25. Garza is charged w Aggravated Assault. Victim remains critical, but stable. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/zaRhJTLfyS— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) July 21, 2019
Court documents reveal that on Friday, the victim pulled into the Walgreens on FM 529 to drop off some friends and that's when witnesses say they noticed Garza pulling into the parking lot. Garza seemed upset and started honking at the victim.
Garza then got out of the tow truck, approached the victim, who was still in his car, shouted an explicit word and then shot the victim in the face.
Court documents reveal Garza worked for Dtec Repossession and was driving the company's tow truck at the time of the shooting.
Despite making his first court appearance, a motive as to why Garza shot at the victim remains unclear. The victim is listed in critical condition and a judge has set Garza's bond at $30,000.
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