Father of teen shot and killed in road rage incident after Astros game pleads with newly identified suspect to turn himself in

HOUSTON – Gerald Wayne Williams, 34, is now sought by Houston police after they say he’s been charged with murder in connection with the shooting of a teenager who was killed in a road rage incident on July 6.

David Castro, 17, died after he was shot in the head following the road rage incident. He and his family were leaving an Astros game when he was struck.

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Court records said Paul Castro, David’s father, and William’s had a minor crash and verbal altercation the night of the shooting.

Castro spoke with KPRC 2 shortly after HPD released William’s picture on Friday.

“There’s a relief, but there’s also a terrible sense of anxiety. Like, let’s make sure we successfully and safely bring him into custody and let the judicial process take its course,” Castro said.

The court document showed police were able to link Castro to the white 4-door Buick LaCrosse identified by police as the suspected vehicle.

The car was later found torched and left in a field.

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Castro had a message for William, who remains on the run.

“Turn yourself in. You know you’re going to get caught. You’re going to put the people around you in jeopardy of getting hurt as they protect and hide you,” said Castro.

If you know Williams’ whereabouts, you’re urged to contact HPD Homicide at 713-308-3600 or leave an anonymous tip for a reward of up to $10,000 from @CrimeStopHOU by calling 713-222-TIPS.


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