KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
September 6, 2018
by Jennifer Lynn
The Harris County Constables Office Precinct 5 are asking for the public's help finding the suspects in a drive-by shooting. The shooting took place on Wednesday, September 5 in the Cimarron neighborhood.
The drive-by shooting in the 900 block of Cascade Creek took place on Wednesday, September 5 around 10:30 pm. Several rounds were fired from a semi-automatic handgun aimed at the victim's house leading officers to believe that this was a targeted attack.
The shots came from a passenger in a dark four-door vehicle, possibly a Nissan Altima, which tells officials that they are looking for at least two suspects. Unfortunately for police, the Nissan Altima is the #1 car in Texas so finding a suspect based only on the car will be difficult.
This second drive-by shooting in two months in the Cimarron area (Mason Rd & Cimarron Pkwy) has a neighborhood on edge. Residents of the Cimarron neighborhood say that usually the neighborhood has as very low crime rate with only the occasional car break-in, which is occurring all over Katy regardless of location.
CONSTABLES ASK FOR THE PUBLIC'S HELP If you saw anything suspicious in this area at that time or have any information that might help with the investigation of this crime, please let the constables office know through our online crime tips webpage: https://constablepct5.com/index.php/online-crime-tips.
If a resident of Cimarron has a camera outside their home that would have footage from Wednesday night that could help in identifying the suspect, please contact the constable.
UPDATE OF DRIVE-BY SHOOTER FROM JULY
Wednesday's shooting was the second drive-by shooting in this area in two months. Nicholas Dagostino is currently being held on two $200,000 bond for drive-by shootings in March 2018 and July 2018.
The shooting in July 2018 took place on Mason Rd near the Cimarron intersection where Dagostino shot a Katy woman while driving. At the time of the shooting, Dagostino was a resident of the Cimarron neighborhood.
Dagostino was originally to be arraigned today on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon but his attorney filed a motion to get Dagostino mental health treatment from one of the country’s top psychologists. To get an insight into the mental illness being claimed, click here for Katy Magazine's article on his original arrest.
“I’d say he’s suffering from some sort of depression, and he’s very regretful that any of this happened,” said Ken Mingledorff, Dagostino’s attorney. “He’s in need of treatment, and he’s aware of that. He’s ready for it.”
Dagostino's next court date is October 29. 2018.