A driver was seen pulling a gun in an apparent road rage incident in Northwest Houston
HOUSTON — Witness dash cam video shared with KPRC 2 shows intense moments between two drivers in northwest Houston that escalated to one of the drivers pointing a gun at the other in the middle of the road.
Around 11 p.m. Tuesday, a dark-colored Dodge Challenger and Jeep Grand Cherokee pulled up to the intersection of Gessner Road and Hempstead Road waiting for a green light.
“I didn’t really think about it,” said a witness who did not want to be identified. “It seemed so normal.”
But as the light turns green, the Dodge driver quickly cuts the Jeep off without a signal. The Jeep drives around it, but the Dodge accelerates and cuts it again.
“I thought maybe they were trying to do an insurance scam,” the witness said.
But a few streets away, the two cars stop. The driver of the Jeep opens the door briefly, then backs up a bit, as three women jump out of the Challenger and the driver appears to draw a gun, pointing it directly at the Jeep.
“There was nothing to trigger road rage or anything, so we were just confused,” the witness said. “I just sped up.”
The whole situation unfolded quickly.
“It’s scary, just driving through the streets, you never know what someone is going to do,” the witness said. “If someone cuts you off, don’t say anything because you never know if they have a gun.”
The witness and her friend returned an hour later but saw no cars still there and assumed the situation was resolved.
KPRC 2 has not learned the names of those involved or whether they face charges.
HPD officers say the best way to avoid these situations is to stay away from confrontations with other drivers and let simple gestures of apology suffice.
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