Police say Rev. Ronald Mouton Sr., the pastor of East Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, was shot and killed by Deshawn Longmire, a 23-year-old Uber driver, who faces fees of homicide, Individuals studies.
Police studies inform that the occasion occurred on Friday, June 24, at 6400 Gulf Freeway inside direct proximity of the clergyman’s sanctuary, the place the 58-year-old pastor served for greater than three a long time, in accordance to KTRK.
Police took Longmire into custody, and he’s now on the Harris County Jail on a $500,00 bond, in accordance with the data of the Harris County District Clerk’s Workplace, Individuals studies.
The battle between the 2 males stemmed from an argument at a stoplight. Neither bodily confronted the opposite; each drivers remained of their autos, in accordance with the arrest report, Click2Houston, an NBC affiliate, studies.
UPDATE: Suspect Deshawn Longmire, 23, is arrested and charged within the homicide of Ronald Mouton.
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Witnesses say Longmire “stretched his arm out of the motive force window with a pistol in his hand” and allegedly fired a shot at Mouton, who crashed his automotive and died on the scene. Longmire reportedly fled afterward, the police studies present, in accordance with Individuals.
In response to Individuals, Longmire has not retained an legal professional primarily based on on-line data nor entered a plea.
Mouton’s household launched a public assertion following Longmire’s arrest, in accordance with KTRK.
“We’re grateful for all of the love and concern the group continues to precise. The horrific lack of our beloved, Rev. Dr. Ronald Mouton, Sr., is painful past phrases. We’re nonetheless grief-stricken over this mindless tragedy. We would like the person who took his life to know the seriousness of his crime. He took the lifetime of a husband, a father. Our confidence and hope are within the proficient work of the police. We additionally hope the work of your entire prison justice system is finished totally and that justice is duly served. We perceive the general public’s curiosity on this case, however we’re not prepared to talk publicly. Now we have licensed our trusted household pal, Bishop James Dixon, to work together with the media on our household’s behalf. Thanks for respecting our want for privateness as we search to heal from this traumatizing circumstance.”