Man Arrested In Killing of a Katy Father in Road Rage Killing

Dietrich Thomas,22, has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a father in Katy Texas. Thomas is charges with the murder of Eric Starr,29.

Thomas was booked early Thursday morning and he remains in custody. Earlier this year Eric Thomas was released on bond in a unrelated shooting.

According to KHOU11, "Investigators said Starr was driving a silver Toyota Camry westbound on Interstate 10 west before exiting Mason Road early Saturday morning. The victim then became involved in the road rage with Thomas, who was driving a 2019 black Dodge Charger."

Starr traveled northbound on Mason Road and was followed by Thomas. Both men got out of their car at Mason Road and Morton Ranch Road where their dispute became a physical confrontation.

"Deputies say Thomas pulled out a pistol and shot Starr in the chest before getting back into his Charger and driving off westbound on Morton Ranch Road. Two witnesses stopped and tried helping Starr before he was taken by EMS to Hermann Memorial Hospital in Katy. Starr was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Investigators have now charged Thomas with murder."


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