– The rise of COVID-19 cases isn’t the only growing problem in the
Houston area -- road rage incidents have been taking a toll on local
authorities and making roads dangerous for many.
From January through April this year,
law enforcement agencies reported 107 road rage crashes in Harris
County, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. Road rage
at this point is synonymous with Houston traffic.
A man has been charged in a January road rage shooting on Sam Houston Tollway in Harris County, according to court documents.
John Ryan Burns, 32, has been charged with aggravated assault from the Jan. 26 road rage shooting.
is accused of firing several rounds at the vehicle, striking the front
left tire, causing the driver to slam on his breaks to get behind the
GMC and call 911, according to court records. The driver provided police
the GMC’s license plate number and a photo of Burns, according to court
Burns denied shooting at the vehicle and said that he only showed the weapon, according to court documents.
A child was shot in the head during what investigators believe was a road rage incident.
The shooting was reported in the 19900 block of Masters Manor Lane in west Harris County.
to Harris County deputies, the incident is believed to have started
near the intersection of Greenhouse Road and Park Row. Jason Spencer, a
spokesman for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, said witnesses
reported that a vehicle with a family of four inside stopped at the
intersection and a man jumped out and began asking for help.
vehicle pulled up close to them, and someone began firing shots from
inside the vehicle at that family’s vehicle,” Spencer said.
said the man then jumped back in his vehicle and drove to a nearby
hospital where it was found that a 9-year-old girl inside the vehicle
had been shot in the head. He said the girl was flown from the hospital
to another hospital in the Texas Medical Center for treatment, where she
was listed in stable condition and underwent surgery.
said investigators are looking for any tips from the public on the
whereabouts of the gunman or any information on what led up to the
shooting. He asked anyone with information or security camera footage to
call Houston Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477.
A woman was killed in a suspected road rage shooting in northwest Houston, police said.
police officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 8500 block of
Rannie Road. On arrival, units found a female driver dead from gunshot
wounds, said Sgt. Michael Arrington with the Houston Police Department
said that the victim was involved in a physical altercation with the
suspect in the 8600 block of Rayson Road shortly before the shooting.
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. During this second encounter, the suspect fired three to four
rounds into the woman’s car, striking her, before fleeing the scene
A passenger in the victim’s car was not injured in the shooting.
A road rage incident came to a crashing end when a driver slammed into a house in Spring, the constable’s office said.
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.
owner of the House, Brian Hill, said he was thankful he nor his kids
were inside of the home at the time. The constable’s office said four
people were arrested in connection with the crash.
Bryant was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a
felon in possession of a weapon. Kristi Coker was charged with child
endangerment and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to
deliver - she was found with 214.2 grams of methamphetamine and a
weapon. Kyle Bryant and Sarah Cogswell were charged with deadly conduct.
A man has been arrested and charged in connection with a road rage shooting that left an 11-year-old girl injured in Tomball.
Max Meyers, 22, was charged with injury to a child with serious bodily injury and deadly conduct.
On March 27, Harris County Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a shooting near Grand Parkway at Highway 249.
said the 11-year-old girl was traveling in the car with her family
after attending a youth dance when Meyers, who was driving a Ford F150,
fired two gunshots in the direction of the family’s vehicle. Deputies
said the girl was shot in her hip and abdomen. She was transported to
Memorial Hermann hospital in serious condition.
Investigators said Meyers confessed to shooting at the van after surveillance video was obtained.
searching his apartment and vehicle, investigators said a gun was
recovered from the home and a 9mm shell casing was located in the back
of his truck.
road rage shooting that left a man in critical condition, deputies
said. Investigators said it appears the shooter only got upset because
the victim got too close to his car.
Surveillance video shows the incident that happened at the 7 Days Food Store on Kenswick Drive just before 4 p.m. Monday.
victim was in a white pickup truck and as backed out of a parking
space, a black Toyota Avalon parked at the gas pumps behind him.
The video showed that as the victim left, the driver of the Avalon walked up to his truck and they got into an argument.
Mark Hermann with Harris County Precinct 4 said the shooter jumped in
his car, followed the man home to Stagewood Drive in Humble, and fired
into the victim’s truck. Investigators said a bullet hit the man in the
A man was shot during a road-rage incident in the 2500 block of I-45 in Spring.
deputies arrived, they found a man with a gunshot wound on the feeder
road of I-45. According to deputies, the man was shot by a suspect
driving a tan Chevy truck with a white hood, a white tailgate and towing
described the suspect as a man who was possibly wearing a
baseball-style hat, a blue shirt and neatly trimmed facial hair.
The victim was transported to the hospital, deputies said.
deadly shooting on one of Houston’s busiest freeways is under
investigation. Houston police closed the northbound lanes of the Gulf
Freeway at Griggs Road so homicide and forensic teams could process the
Investigators said four vehicles were involved, but two left the scene, including the shooter’s vehicle.
were fired. It’s unknown if it’s road rage or any other kind of
relation, gangs or anything of that nature,” said HPD Asst. Chief
Houston police responded to reports of a crash on the Gulf Freeway at Griggs Road around 12:25 p.m.
Police said two vehicles were speeding and weaving in and out of traffic when one vehicle crashed into a concrete barrier.
Police said witnesses noticed a man inside of the vehicle had been shot and attempted to help him.
had two Good Samaritans that tried to bring him out, give him CPR,
provide medical attention for the gunshot wound to stop the bleeding,”
The man was transported to the hospital where he later died.
Investigators are working to determine if the shooting was a road rage incident.
A man was killed in a road rage shooting in the 4000 block of Highway 6 south in west Harris County.
spoke with a witness on the scene who had been in the car with the
victim and two children when the shooting occurred. The witness reported
that the group got into some sort of traffic altercation with a male
driving a black Ford Mustang. Both vehicles stopped at the intersection
of Alief Coldine and Highway 6. The victim was shot after getting out of
the vehicle and having a verbal confrontation with the Mustang driver,
according to release.
After the shooting, the Mustang driver fled the scene westbound on Alief Clodine from Highway 6.
Investigators determined the shooting was the result of a road rage incident.
Two women have been arrested after they were involved in a road rage incident in north Harris County.
The incident happened on July 3 in the 810 block of FM 1960, according to Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman.
said one of his deputies saw two women involved in a dispute. Two women
-- later identified as Jala Abram, 22, and Takarra Miles, 26, -- were
engaged in a road rage incident and had damaged each other’s vehicle by
ramming into each other intentionally, Herman said.
At one point, Herman said Abram took a metal bat from her vehicle and started hitting Miles’ vehicle repeatedly.
and Miles were taken into custody and charged with criminal mischief.
Abram’s bail was set at $2,500, and Miles’ was set at $100. Both have
since bonded out of jail.
Police said two children were injured during a road rage shooting in northwest Houston Sunday.
Officers said the shooting happened at 400 N. Loop W. around 7 p.m.
to investigators, the suspect started firing a gun right along the
freeway. Police said a 9-year-old girl and a 6-month-old boy were
injured by flying debris.
said this all started when a suspect in a red, two-door Acura tried to
merge in the victim’s lane. The two drivers ended up in an argument of
some sort. Investigators say that is when the suspect pulled out a gun
and fired multiple shots.
two children were transported to the hospital, police said. Officers
said the girl was struck by either a bullet or shrapnel and the
6-month-old boy sustained a cut on his forehead from glass.
Investigators said both children are in stable condition.
woman was 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.
Britany Devone Miller, 31, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a road rage incident.
to court documents, an Uber driver with passengers was driving east
around 2:55 a.m. in the 5800 block of East Freeway when Miller began
driving aggressively. Records show that Miller drove behind the Uber and
began ramming the driver’s vehicle. According to court records, Miller
then drove in front of the Uber and stopped in the middle of the
freeway, got out and began yelling at the driver and his passengers.
to court records, the Uber driver drove around Miller and left but was
followed by the suspect to 23330 East Freeway. Records show the Uber
driver drove into a parking lot to wait on the police and drove around
in circles while Miller followed.
officers arrived, officials arrested Miller where she was placed into
custody. Miller claimed the Uber driver had hit her vehicle, which
police said the other driver did not and witnesses also confirmed.
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