A man was shot and killed after causing damage to another car door, sparking altercations at a north Houston gas station Tuesday morning, Houston police said.
According to the authorities, a 34-year-old man, along with his girlfriend, was parked at the Valero gas station in the area of Northborough and Meadowfern drives when they accidentally hit and caused a “door ding” to the vehicle next to them, ABC 13 reported.
The incident reportedly resulted in an argument between the victim and the passenger of the damaged car, which later escalated into a shooting incident.
According to the Houston Police Department (HPD), they dispatched their officers to the scene after they received calls of the shooting incident, around 11 a.m. When they arrived, they found the victim who sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, who wasn’t immediately identified, was later sent to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and died.
Police also said that the victim’s girlfriend who was also in the car during the incident was unharmed. They also said that she may have recorded the fatal shooting incident on video, using her phone.
The HPD later released photos of a female person of interest and the Mercedes Benz in question. “She was driving a white Mercedes C Class at 11:15 a.m. [Tuesday] at 12800 Northborough when a passenger (suspect) fatally shot a man,” police said in a Twitter post.
The HPD later released the photos of a female person of interest. The unnamed female is believed to be the driver of the damaged car who was with the suspect at the time of the shooting. They said the suspect is believed to be a Black male in a gray hoodie.
Police have not yet released any more information regarding the incident. They did, however, urged the public for support in finding the suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to reach out to the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).