19-year-old accused of killing driver in road rage shooting in east Harris County

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Thursday, June 16, 2022
Driver killed in suspected road rage shooting in east Harris Co.
Investigators said the victim and another driver got into some type of argument before the shooting. Deputies have identified the suspected shooter and expect him to turn himself in.

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- A driver is dead after a road rage shooting in east Harris County.

The shooting happened just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday on Dell Dale at Woodforest.

Harris County sheriff's deputies said the victim, who was driving a dark gray Mitsubishi Outlander, and the driver of a tan Honda car got into some type of argument.

As they approached the Woodforest intersection, deputies said the two drivers came to a stop and the victim got out of his car and approached the driver's side of the Honda.

That's when the gunman allegedly shot him multiple times and drove away.

The victim was taken to Ben Taub Hospital, where he later died.

A witness at the scene identified the suspect as 19-year-old Ricardo Ramirez.

Investigators said several of Ramirez's family members came to the scene, contacted Ramirez, and convinced him to turn himself in.

A murder charge is pending against him, according to deputies.

If anyone has any information regarding the case, they are asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 713.274.9100 or call Crime Stoppers at 713.222.TIPS(8477)