KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
October 10, 2019
By Natalie Cook Clark
Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is seeking information that could lead to a suspect wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The male suspect engaged in a road rage incident last month, and shot at and hit another driver on South Mason Road in Katy.
Photo courtesy of FBCSO.
Shots Fired Near Creech Elementary, Douglas Park
On September 18, 2019 a 21-year-old man was shot while driving at the 5800 block of South Mason Road near Creech Elementary and Douglas Park. Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call at approximately 6:20 pm. The victim made the call after being shot in the shoulder.
The victim, an Asian male, told deputies he was shot as a result of a road rage incident. He was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound and released. The shooter fled the scene.
Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls says his deputies found two bullet holes in the victim's blue Subaru.
Authorities Seek Public's Help
Authorities seek the public's help for any information that could help in locating the suspect.
On their Facebook page, the FBCSO said information "which leads to the apprehension and filing of charges on the suspect(s) involved, could earn you up to $5,000 CASH REWARD."
“Help us catch this suspect,” urges Sheriff Nehls. “We don’t want violent individuals on our roads.”
Suspect and Vehicle Description
The suspect is described as a black male between 5’10” and 6’2” with a medium build and a short patchy beard. He has short hair and is between 25-35 years old.
Surveillance footage revealed the suspect’s vehicle to be a tan/gold, 2006-2011, Toyota Corolla. The vehicle appears to have hub caps and a dent on the right rear bumper (see picture.)
Katy Used Social Media to Report and Praise
At the time of the incident, residents in the neighborhood near Creech took to social media to report hearing the shots. Parents who were at a Beck Junior High volleyball game praised law enforcement for swiftly securing the junior high. Originally, the incident was reported to happen closer to Beck Junior High. This ended up not being the case, but until authorities knew for sure, they quickly secured the junior high to ensure the safety of all that were there.
All Tips are Anonymous
Anyone who has information on this crime is asked to call Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers, Inc. at 281-342-TIPS (8477) or submit information online. All tips given to Crime Stoppers are anonymous.
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