Police: During armed road rage incident, passenger accidentally opened fire on his own driver

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HOUSTON, TX – According to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, a man has been charged for allegedly shooting his driver’s hand during an attempted road rage shooting.

The individual, identified as 32-year-old Daniel Rosales Robledo, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

The incident began at Senate Avenue near Beltway 8 when deputies received a 911 call just after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 11th from an individual saying he was being shot at by someone in another vehicle.

Rosales Robledo fired his gun several times at the other vehicle and ended up actually shooting his driver’s hand. Deputies said that the driver appears to be Rosales Robledo’s brother.

According to authorities, the driver in the other vehicle who called 911 was not hurt. Deputies were able to catch up to Rosales Robledo in the 5000 block of Kleinbrook Drive, which is where they learned about the attempted road rage shooting.

Rosales Robledo was taken into custody without issue and his brother was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries.

In Renton, Washington, a violent road rage incident has left a young child injured and in serious condition.

The shooting, which is being investigated by the Washington State Patrol (WSP), happened near Rainier Avenue South and South Grady Way around 2:30 p.m. on Friday, November 11th.

WSP said that a 9-year-old boy was shot in a road rage incident and is now suffering life threatening injuries. WSP Lt. Chris Noll said in a statement:

“He was struck once in the mouth and once in the upper chest. The child has two separate wounds but we’re not sure if it’s from the same bullet or two separate bullets.”

Two vehicles were traveling northbound on SR 167 approaching I-405 when they stopped at the intersection of South Grady Way and Rainier Avenue South.

According to WSP, that is when the driver of the victim’s vehicle, a Dodge Durango, got out of the car and approached the suspect’s dark blue Ford Mustang. The driver the the Mustang then fired into the victim’s vehicle and hit the child.

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Arun Vaidyanathan, who works at Brotherton Cadillac where the father and child stopped for help after driving away from the shooter, said:

“The suspect shot into the car on the driver’s side and it ricocheted through and hit his son who was in the passenger seat. We got a first aid kit and one of our salespersons who’s trained administered first aid until the medics and the police came.”

As of this writing, it is still unclear to police the circumstances that lead to the shooting. However, Lt. Nolls said that it appears the two vehicles may have made contact while still on the highway prior to the shooting.

In addition to the boy who was wounded, there were two other children in the back seat who were not hurt. On Saturday November 12th, officials at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle said that the condition of the 9-year-old boy has improved.

The boy, who’s name is Isaiah Jones, is still in the ICU, but is not longer considered critical. He is, however, still in serious condition.

As of Saturday, November 12th, Trooper Rick Johnson with WSP said that they are still looking for the suspect and that they are looking for any information on the dark blue Ford Mustang.

Tiffany Knoll, who works in Renton near where the incident happened, said she is friends with the child’s mother. She said:

“I did reach out. The latest is that he is doing better. He did have some emergency surgery done, but thankfully he should be recovering. We’re just all praying for a fast recovery for the little man.”

Jacob Joseph, who lives in Newcastle, had already heard the sad news when he met him. He said:

“I thought it was very sad, to be honest. I heard he was a 9-year-old boy shot in the mouth.”

He added:

“I have two kids myself. I have a 2-month old baby and a 2 year old. So, if you ever get in that situation, and you’ve got kids in your car, I think you can stay out of it as you can because you never know the retaliation of the person that has the road rage.”

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