KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
April 16, 2022
By Natalie Cook Clark
A Sugar Land man is wanted for shooting at a Katy couple as they drove on the Grand Parkway. Road rage continues to be a problem in Katy. A week ago, today a driver was killed from what authorities believe to be gunfire from road rage.
Shots Fired on the Grand Parkway
A man is wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after shooting at a couple multiple times as they drove on the Grand Parkway near Morton Ranch Road.
On March 19, a couple passed a white Ford Fusion heading westbound on I-10. According to court documents, they noted the driver followed them as they headed northbound on the Grand Parkway.
The couple called 911 when they realized they were being shot at and took the Morton Road exit. The woman was able to take a picture of the vehicle and license plate. Their vehicle had multiple bullet holes in it.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Tristan King, 37, of Sugar Land. He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Road Rage Linked to Recent Katy Death
Road rage shootings continue to be a problem in the Katy area. Last week, a man was killed by gunfire at 19900 block of Kieth Harrow Boulevard and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez suspects it was a result of road rage.
Katy Authorities Warn Community of Road Rage
Such crimes can result in injury or death, Katy families need to know what to do to stay safe.
Sgt. Rick Ellis with Constable Precinct 5 says that these types of crimes are serious and can quickly escalate.
“Drivers need to be aware of who is around them and if you need to suddenly change lanes you will hurt people’s feelings,” says Sgt. Ellis, who says that moving over rather than quickly changing lanes is the better option.
It’s impossible to know how far another driver is willing to take an altercation. “Don’t go right home if you have a problem,” says Sgt. Ellis. “You can have a problem with another driver and then we’ve had cases of them following people to their homes and confronting them there,” says Ellis.
He says that if you feel you are being followed to drive around and not go home. Drivers should call authorities for help.
Harris County Constable Ted Heap offers tips to stay safe and not be road rage victim.
If you encounter an aggressive driver, don’t respond.
Avoid eye contact.
Don’t respond to aggression with aggression.
Avoid offensive hand gestures.
Don’t honk your horn.
If you’re being followed or if an enraged driver points a gun at you, call 911 and provide a detailed description of the vehicle and the driver.
Sgt. Ellis adds that if you can get the plate description of an enraged driver to do so safely.
“Practice good driving etiquette such using your blinker,” says Sgt. Ellis. “Don’t be in a hurry and always remain aware and alert.”