‘It’s really painful’: Father hopeful suspect is caught soon after son dies in road rage shooting in east Harris County
A kind heart, helpful and a hardworking mechanic with dreams of opening his own shop. That is how 21-year-old Angel Muniz’s father describes him. Out of fear for his safety, Muniz’s father asked to remain anonymous.
5-year-old injured by falling glass after driver opens fire on vehicle in Rice Military area
According to police, a mother and her 5-year-old son were driving on Washington Street when the driver of a red Honda got angry at the mother driving and started shooting at the vehicle with the mother and child in it.
Man who killed 17-year-old in ‘senseless’ road rage shooting after Astros game in 2021 sentenced to 30 years in prison, officials say
The man found responsible for a road rage shooting that killed David Xavier Castro, an innocent 17-year-old, following an Astros game in 2021 has learned his fate. Gerald Wayne Williams pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison.
Man sentenced to 20 years for 2019 road rage shooting that severely injured 2 toddlers after fireworks exploded inside truck
The man convicted in the 2019 road rage shooting that severely injured two toddlers and their father has learned his fate. On Wednesday, Bayron J. Rivera was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison.
Bond set at $25K: Road rage suspect arrested after being caught on camera opening fire on another driver in SW Houston, court docs say
A suspect accused of opening fire on another driver during a road rage incident in southwest Houston Sunday evening has been arrested and charged, deputies with Constable Ted Heap’s Office said.
‘A quick boxing overview’: Mont Belvieu PD describes alleged, unprovoked road rage incident where innocent driver takes down suspect
The Mont Belvieu Police Department didn’t hold back any punches (no pun intended) when releasing information about a suspected road rage incident that occurred Tuesday.
Driver injured in shooting after dispute on Sam Houston Tollway at Hillcroft Avenue, deputies say
Authorities temporarily closed off the left lane and shoulder lane on Sam Houston Tollway at Hillcroft Avenue after two drivers were involved in a shooting Monday afternoon, according to the Harris County Constable Office Pct. 7.
Road Rage in Houston: Law enforcement, experts taking multiple avenues for solutions
At a news conference on road rage earlier this month at Houston City Hall, Mayor Sylvester Turner couldn’t contain his rage anymore regarding the violence impacting Houston area roads and the victims - young and old - caught up in the crossfire.
VIDEO: Suspect now in custody after he stopped truck driver in middle of I-45 North, threw punch in north Harris County road rage incident
Deputy constables with Harris County Precinct 5 announced Monday that they have arrested a man involved in a road rage case after he assaulted a truck driver while stopping in the middle of a highway.
MUG SHOT: Woman accused of repeatedly slamming into back of Uber driver’s vehicle during road rage incident, HPD says
A woman has been charged after being accused of repeatedly slamming her vehicle into the back of an Uber driver’s vehicle during a road rage incident, according to the Houston Police Department.
Researchers hunt for the answers to road rage
According to the American Safety Council, 66% of traffic fatalities are caused by road rage. From January through April this year, law enforcement agencies reported 107 road rage crashes in Harris County to the Texas Department of Transportation. Road rage at this point is synonymous with Houston traffic. Dangerous cases happening all the time, drivers not keeping their emotions in check and then taking their frustration out on the road.
Worried about flying debris on roadways? Here’s how you can avoid the nightmare and save money, hassles
It is a high-speed, highly dangerous, highway nightmare. We’re talking about road debris, items falling off other vehicles on the road and then flying directly into your path, into your car, and maybe into your windshield.
Update: Detectives release sketch of suspect who fatally shot 17-year-old after Astros game
The father of a teenager who was shot and killed while on his way home from an Astros game Tuesday night says the shooter chased him down the freeway for more than three miles at times, reaching speeds of 100 miles an hour.
‘He caught me off guard:’ Road rage shooting victim says suspect should turn himself in
Jose Gutierrez is thankful to be alive and elated investigators have identified the man they say shot the Humble man in a bizarre road rage incident. It happened last month after an altercation at a neighborhood gas station.
Driver crashes into Spring home during road rage incident
SPRING – A road rage incident came to a crashing end Tuesday night when a driver slammed into a house in Spring, the constable’s office said. Harris County Precinct 4 Constables responded to reports of a road rage incident in the 23200 block of Drywood Crossing around 7 p.m. The constable’s office said two vehicles were racing when one of the drivers lost control and crashed into a residence. The constable’s office said four people were arrested in connection with the crash. AdJustin Bryant was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a felon in possession of a weapon.
HPD: Woman shot, killed in suspected road rage incident in northwest Houston
HOUSTON – A woman was killed early Saturday in a suspected road rage shooting in northwest Houston, police said. Around 4:52 a.m., Houston police officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 8500 block of Rannie Road. Investigators said that the victim was involved in a physical altercation with the suspect in the 8600 block of Rayson Road shortly before the shooting. After the fight on Rayson Road, both drivers got back into their vehicles and drove off, only to encounter each other again two blocks away on Rannie Road. The shooting follows another suspected road rage incident that occurred in west Harris County Friday.
1 wounded, 1 charged as road rage shootings continue to rise in Houston
HOUSTON – Houston police say road rage incidents are on the rise. Road rage was to blame again on Monday when a Katy man was shot and wounded by an irate drive near Katy. Sammon said the freeway ramp narrows from three lanes to two lanes to one, and that’s where the trouble started. Even wounded, Sammon said it wasn’t hard for him to identify the vehicle to police, as the owner’s business name and phone number were on the back window. He is charged with a 2nd-degree felony, which means he could face up to 20 years in prison if he’s convicted.
HCSO: 15-year-old female shot in possible road rage shooting near Katy Freeway
Lights atop a police cruiser flash at the scene of a crime in this undated file image. HOUSTON – Harris County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible road rage shooting in west Harris County. The incident occurred at Katy Freeway near Greenhouse Road. Officials said an unknown person shot at another vehicle, striking a 15-year-old female passenger in the arm. The teen is in stable condition but will require surgery.
‘He deserves justice’: Fiancee of man killed in possible road-rage shooting asks for public’s help to find his killer
SPRING, Texas – Linda Valentine has a clear Christmas message to the person who shot and killed her fiance: “Why would you do something like this? What kind of person does anything like this?”Valentine is grieving the loss of Federico Cisneros, the latest victim of road rage in our area. “He deserves justice.”Valentine said she wants to do anything she can to help homicide investigators with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office solve the case. What makes the case even more disheartening for Valentine is that Cisneros is never in that area. “He had no other reason to go over there.”Valentine is hoping that anyone with any information into her fiance’s death will contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office homicide division or Crime Stoppers.
Houston police chief defends against crime, manpower restraints
HOUSTON – With homicide and road rage incidents increasing in the Houston region, the Houston Police Department is in the spotlight along with other area law enforcement agencies to do something about it. HPD Chief Art Acevedo, a guest on Houston Newsmakers, says the men and women on his force are up to the task. “We’re going to have unmarked units, aircraft and marked units out enforcing it,” Acevedo said. The same number of officers we had 20 years ago but the city has grown by 500,000 folks. Those are the realities.”On this week’s Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall, Acevedo talks about the plan to win the war on crime and to also win the respect of the community.
Abbott deploys DPS troopers to help with new HPD initiative to combat rise in road rage, violent crimes
HOUSTON – Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo held a news conference Tuesday to address the rise in violent road rage incidents in Houston. RELATED: Houston’s homicides are the highest they’ve been in at least 15 yearsAcevedo was joined by Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg and members of the Texas Department of Public Safety who discussed what they are calling an alarming increase. According to Acevedo, Houston has seen a marked increase this year in terms of road rage incidents and aggravated assaults resulting from road rage in 2020. “Anyone who thinks that they can just go out there and engage in road rage and commit aggravated assaults and thinks they are going to get away with it would be wrong.”Acevedo said Gov. Greg Abbott approved the initiative and directed DPS troopers to support HPD in their efforts to combat road rage.
Driver killed during road-rage shooting in north Houston; search for suspects underway: HPD
HOUSTON – Houston police said they are investigating a road rage shooting that left a man dead in north Houston Sunday. Officers said the shooting happened at 10:20 p.m. in the 700 block of North Loop West. When officers arrived at the scene, investigators said they found a 21-year-old man who had been shot. According to investigators, the shooting stemmed from a road rage incident. Police said it is unknown if any of the two to three suspects were struck during the gunfire exchange.
Man dies days after being shot in face during road rage incident near Midtown, family says
HOUSTON – The victim in a road rage incident has now been pronounced dead from his injuries, according to a close family friend. READ: Man shot in face during road rage incident on Highway 59 near Midtown, HPD saysMariano Gonzalez was near the scene and stopped to help. Houston Police said Mouton and the suspected shooter were engaged in a road rage incident and used their cars as weapons. “It hurts, it hurts because I felt good telling this story and now it doesn’t feel good telling the story anymore because it hurts,” Gonzalez said. Gonzalez told KPRC 2 he hopes to connect with Mouton’s family someday, even if it was just for a warm embrace.
1 hospitalized after road-rage shooting on highway near Midtown
HOUSTON – One person has been hospitalized after a road-rage shooting on a highway near Midtown. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. at the Highway 59 exit ramp to Highway 288 South, police said. Officers with the Houston Police Department told KPRC 2 reporter Bill Barajas that the shooting happened during a road-rage incident and one person was hit in the face. Police said the suspected shooter and one other person were taken into custody. The truck the suspected shooter was driving remains at the scene and the tailgate is branded with JJ AC and Heating.
Ex-boyfriend arrested in fatal shooting of woman in Cypress; charges upgraded to murder
CYPRESS, Texas – The man accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend in Cypress has been taken into custody without incident on Wednesday, Harris County Sheriff’s Office Ed Gonzales announced. The charges against Mann Austin Hayes have been upgraded to murder, according to Gonzales. Authorities said the victim, 20-year-old Julie Dela Garza, died on Monday. The initial charge is being upgraded to Murder. Picture of shooting victim, Julie Dela Garza.
Pregnant woman accused in road rage shooting to appear in court Tuesday
HOUSTON – A pregnant woman accused in a Friday road rage shooting is set to appear in court Tuesday after previously appearing in court over the weekend. The alleged road rage incident began at 12:45 p.m. Friday near JFK and Beltway 8 and ended in the 500 block of Rankin Road. Deputies said they began sideswiping each other with their vehicles and that’s when Daniels got out the Jeep, pulled a handgun and fired several times at the red sedan. The driver of the red sedan was struck in the lower back. Prosecutors said Daniels admitted she got out of her car and fired her gun at the other woman’s car at least three times.