Wife speaks out after husband was shot during possible road rage incident in NW Harris County, deputies say

HOUSTON – “There no reason to shoot somebody who’s going to work. You have to think if they have a family and parents. What if that’s the only thing they have,” Sarah Zubair said.

Sarah Zubair was in shock after learning her husband, Zubair Nawaz was shot early Friday morning. Sarah says he was the breadwinner of the family.

“My husband even got us a dog last night for safety. He said you can take our baby for a walk and the dog will grow up with you. It will be safer because you don’t know how this world is,” Sarah said.

Zubair was shot at least four times while driving to work at the intersection of West Road and Queenston Boulevard in Northwest Harris County.

“He’s just goes to work every other day. He’s very punctual, never late and never missed a day. He even works Saturday’s,” she said.

Exclusive video shared with KPRC 2 shows Zubair in his white Camry stop at the intersection. Deputies says a gold sedan next to him fired multiple times during a road rage incident. The suspect speeds off and Zubair pulls off on the side of the road.

“It’s so much easier to just get a gun and shoot somebody instead of slowing down. You can save so many lives by putting it away. Just take a deep breath it’s okay if someone is speeding or they cut you off,” Sarah said.

Zubair is recovering at the hospital and Sarah wants the person who shot him off the streets.

She is trying to stay strong for their miracle daughter.

“She is going to be two in September. I just want him to be okay so he can see her grow up,” she said.

Deputies said they are still investigating to determine what led up to the shooting, but said the victim told them that he and the suspect cut off one another while they were driving.

Contact the Harris County Sherriff’s Office if you know anything about the shooting.

The family has created a GoFundMe Page to help with medical expenses and unexpected cost. Click here if you would like to help.


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Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.