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Published on May 24, 2024
Teen Killed in Brea Crest Road Rage Incident, Harris County Sheriff's Office Seeks InformationSource: GoFundMe/Ashley Padron

A road rage incident escalated into a deadly shootout in the Brea Crest area, claiming the life of 16-year-old Jacob Padron. According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, the violent encounter stemmed from an altercation on the road. The situation turned fatal when the two vehicles involved reached a residential address and an altercation ensued, leading to gunfire.

The HCSO reported that "Multiple shots were fired from the vehicle and from the front yard of the residence (others could’ve easily been injured)" Amidst the chaos, Jacob was hit in the torso. The identity of the individual firing from the residence remains unknown, and it is still unclear which party initiated the shooting.

Law enforcement continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the tragic event, and a Grand Jury is set to review the case. The Harris County Sheriff's Office has issued a call to action for anyone with information about this incident, urging them to reach out at 713-274-9100 or contact Crime Stoppers of Houston directly at 713-222-TIPS (8477).