Skip to comments.HCSO: Man shot to death after apparent road rage incident(TX)
Posted on 09/18/2012 3:26:34 PM PDT by marktwain
HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A woman says she shot and killed a man Monday because she was afraid for her life, but an eyewitness is telling a much different story.
The deadly encounter began as a simple fender bender accident on FM 1960 near Perry Road. What happened next depends on who you ask.
There were two vehicles, two drivers; both on their way to work Monday morning. But now only one only is alive to tell her story.
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Agreed. The stories are just too different in substance to not allow a GJ hear all sides. Maybe more witnesses will come forward.
Refresh my memory. Where does FM1960 go? Deos it cut through Ft. Bend Co?
If she was shooting wild near a gas station and nearly hitting a third party figure, she was dangerous to all involved.
Press covered up the basic who what when where why.
WHICH car had been hit?
Was there a hit and run involved?
Was this an effort to exchange information?
Had one driver refused to yield right of way instead hitting the gas and the horn at the other driver?
A bullet trajectory could easily be changed going through a car window
If she HAD deliberately hit his vehicle refusing to yield, then I’d say she was using her car as a weapon which itself is deadly force.
FM1960 runs between HWY 290 and past I-45 east. West of 290 it becomes Hwy 6 which does run down to Fort Bend County.
Even if her story is the absolute truth, I don’t think it would justify deadly force. Someone banging on your window and yelling at you after an accident is most likely trying to get you to roll the window down or exit the vehicle to talk about the accident and exchange information, maybe to just vent and yell at you, but not very likely trying to cause you physical harm.
No report about the race of the players involved, but the “Leticia Quinones is her attorney.” caught my eye.
If she’s one of Holder’s people, she’ll get off.
Just me being me.
The young lady indicated in her version that the other driver grabbed her door handle.
If they find the guy's prints on the door handle...
I disagree. Someone banging on you're window and yelling at you is initiating trouble. I don't believe that in itself calls for deadly force but I'm not taking a position on this without more facts. I thought earlier reports said he broke the window. If the guy was pounding on her driver window in a threatening manner, what she should have done was put it in reverse, turned the wheel hard right and floored it.
I don't know if this is the correct Leticia Quinones (how many of them can there be?), but if so at least the attorney appears to be not guilty of any crime.
Nowadays I wouldn’t count on it.
You may think banging on my window is OK.
Please don’t try it, because then I’ll have to replace my window because it has a bullet hole in it.
That’s what I thought. I used to live in Quail Valley years ago and was editor of the Ft. Bend Star newspaper. I remember another horrendous accident on FM1960 on the first day of school back in 1981.
A nurse (I think) passed a stopped school bus on her wway to work in the Houston Med Center and struck a 6 year old child crossing the road while holding her big sister’s hand. She dragged that child nearly a mile before she stopped.
Due to my front page editorial and the fuss that I and others made, Ft. Bend School District made major changes in their bus policy so that children did not have to cross that highway. I still have a copy of that issue somewhere.
They call it Cypress Creek Parkway now. Don’t ask me why.
The woman doing the shooting is black. I think the dead guy may be hispanic. (Reverse Trayvon)
Is there a subdivision out there called Cypress Creek? I moved away in 1982, and everything has changed so much that I doubt that I could find my way around.
That's the $64,000 question.
There are several subdivisions with Cypress Creek in the name.
You may be thinking of Cypress Creek Manor, which is near FM1960 and Stuebner-Airline.
I’m not saying I would do such a thing, just that it’s not logical to assume that such an act is a threat to your life. That defense just won’t hold up, unless there is a lot more evidence that we aren’t hearing.
Yes, I saw that. If he did, that makes it a potentially more threatening situation, but I still can’t see how that equates to imminent threat of death, especially since her doors were apparently locked, her vehicle operational, and she was in a public place.
Yes, sure, the guy could have been angry enough over the accident that he wanted to start some trouble. Every situation is different, and not being there, or seeing a video, we can’t know. I’m just saying, in general, it would be pretty rare for someone, in this situation, post auto accident, to just immediately escalate to murder against the other party. Swearing, sure, maybe even yelling or doing something aggressive like that, but pulling someone out of the vehicle to kill them in a public place? I don’t think that’s a reasonable assumption under most circumstances like the ones described.
The witness talking to the press and repeating the phrase “I want it to be fair” set off my PC tainting alarm.
The gas station should have some video, especially in Harris (Pronounced Hair-ass) County.
Us old guys aren’t up to a fight, we’re more likely to make sure we aren’t put in a position to be killed and act accordingly.
Depending on the situation, the type of knock etc, a lot of us could consider that knock to be a direct and immeadiate threat to our lives.