Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 16924 Eastex Freeway
The fatal shooting of a male at 16924 Eastex Freeway (North U.S. Highway 59) about 2:15 p.m. on Sunday will be referred to a Harris County grand jury.
The identity of the deceased male, 36, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
The male shooter, 61, was not injured.
HPD Homicide Division Detectives B. Evans and R. Pemberton reported:
A male, driving a dark colored Kia Forte on the North Sam Houston Parkway East approaching 59 North, drove around a motor vehicle along the right shoulder of the roadway. The Kia driver then pulled in front of the same vehicle and came dangerously close to the rider of a motorcycle in front of that vehicle.
The Kia driver was then observed accelerating at a high rate of speed in the direction of the motorcyclist. When the driver of the Kia confronted the motorcyclist on the freeway at the above address, the motorcyclist produced a gun and discharged several shots at the Kia, striking the driver. Paramedics pronounced the driver deceased at the scene.
The facts of the incident were presented to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, which advised the case will be presented to a grand jury for a decision on whether any charges would be filed.
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