Road Rage Leads To Shots Fired At Car With 2-Year-Old Passenger
A man was driving on Interstate 45 with his 2-year-old son in the backseat when he and the suspects pulled off an exit and stopped, according to the sheriff.
The man driving the truck approached the victim and “allegedly assaulted him,” Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. As the victim began to flee in his car, a female passenger in the truck got out with a handgun and fired into the backseat window of the car, Gonzalez said.
Another shot was “wildly fired,” with a nearby car dealership being struck by the gunfire, according to the sheriff.
The victim was taken to the hospital with a “possible graze wound” and listed in good condition, Gonzalez said. The toddler was uninjured.
Nazly Ortiz, the 40-year-old woman accused of firing the shots, was charged with aggravated assault. Benjamin Greene, 34, was charged with assault after his confrontation with the other driver, the sheriff said.
Both suspects remain in the Harris County jail as of Wednesday.