Police make fatal discovery after stopped car smashed in Jersey Village traffic

Driver allegedly shoots, kills passenger during dispute in Jersey Village, causing 3-vehicle crash (KPRC 2)

JERSEY VILLAGE, Texas – A man was shot and killed during a dispute with someone he was in a vehicle with on Tuesday, the Jersey Village Police Department said.

Officers and the Jersey Village Fire Department were called to a three-vehicle crash in the 15700 block of US 290 at around 8:37 p.m.

Officials said when they arrived at the scene, they learned that a passenger in one of the vehicles had been shot. Jersey Village FD attempted life-saving measures on the victim, but he died from his injuries.

According to investigators, two men were traveling together in a truck on the eastbound main lanes when they got into a dispute. At some point during the dispute, police said the driver pulled out a gun and a struggle ensued over the firearm, causing it to go off. When the shooting occurred, the truck reportedly stopped in a moving lane of traffic, causing two other vehicles to crash.

Jersey Village FD transported two victims who were injured in the accident to HCA North Cypress. The shooter was detained at the scene, officers said.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was consulted and the case was referred to a grand jury.

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