Man who killed driver in apparent road rage shooting identified

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Deputies have identified and charged a man who they say shot and killed a driver during a road rage incident in west Harris County.

Dietrich Thomas, 22, has been charged with murdering Erick Starr.

Deputies told ABC13 Eyewitness News that Thomas was driving a black Dodge Charger when he got into an argument and fight with Starr on Morton Ranch at Mason Road.

Thomas reportedly pulled out a gun during the fight and shot and killed Starr.

Deputies say there were four people in Starr's vehicle during the shooting, and they also believe there was a passenger in Thomas' vehicle.

Deputies say Thomas is currently out of jail on bond for another shooting incident filed by police on February 10.

Thomas was last seen driving a 2019 Dodge Charger. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911.
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