Fatally shot driver crashes into SW Houston complex
POSTED: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 3:23am
UPDATED: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 3:24am
Witnesses report hearing gunfire.
Houston---A man who had feared for his safety was fatally shot Tuesday on a southwest Houston road before crashing his truck into an apartment complex and narrowly missing a resident.
The driver and two men in another pickup had a brief altercation just before 3 p.m. on a Southwest Freeway feeder road, possibly near Beltway 8, Houston Police Department homicide investigator Kevin P. Carr said.
Police aren’t sure what started the disagreement or if the parties knew each other, but Carr said the episode was likely road rage.
The victim, who was driving a white pickup, called his business partner to say that someone had cut him off and was chasing him, police said. He added that something bad was going to happen.
Witnesses reported hearing six to eight gunshots on West Bellfort, Carr said. Officials on Tuesday were looking for the dark pickup, possibly a charcoal or black Ford F-150 or Dodge Ram.
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