Man killed in possible road rage shooting after 4-vehicle crash on North Freeway identified

HOUSTON – Part of the North Freeway has reopened after police were investigating a multi-vehicle crash that turned into a shooting, authorities said.

Investigators are saying road rage led to one man being shot and killed after the crash. He has been identified as 33-year-old Franklin Telemarque.

Police said the shooting happened on the North Freeway just north of Gulf Bank around 12:40 a.m. after four cars were involved in a crash. Officers said a man shot another man in the head during an argument and fled the scene with his friend. Now, officers are looking for the suspects.

For a period of time, northbound lanes of I-45 were closed for approximately two miles in distance. Drivers were asked to avoid the area.

Investigators said they are speaking with witnesses about what they saw during the incident.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police.

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