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New photos show suspect's vehicle after father was shot in the head while driving on I-10

The victim's children had to steer the vehicle off the road, police said.
Credit: Houston Police Dept.
New photos show suspect vehicle after father is shot in the head while driving on I-10 in Aug. 2021

HOUSTON — Houston police have released surveillance photos of a vehicle believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of a man along I-10 East last month.

A 29-year-old father, identified as Tyler Wayne Young, died in the shooting.

His two young boys, ages 8 and 6, were in the SUV when the shooting happened and were able to steer the vehicle off the freeway while their dad was slumped over in the driver's seat, according to the Houston Police Department.

The crime happened before 11 p.m. back on Aug. 20.

“The vehicle is believed to be a white, newer model, Toyota Rav4 or Ford Escape, with dark-tinted windows that may belong to the suspect,” police stated about the suspect's vehicle in a Friday press release.

Police also said it's believed a woman was in the suspect's passenger seat at the time of the shooting.

Watch: Young sons steered dad's vehicle after he was shot in head while driving (Aug. 2021 report)

Witnesses said the shooter pulled up alongside the family and opened fire. The children were able to take the wheel from their mortally wounded father and steer their SUV into a nearby business parking lot where they got the attention of police.

The children later told police they initially thought the gunfire was someone throwing rocks at their vehicle.

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A motive for the shooting was not disclosed. Police initially said they were not sure if it was tied to road rage.

Anyone with information in this case or on the identity of the suspect and/or passenger in the wanted vehicle is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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