Texas man turns himself in for deadly road rage shooting of teenager returning from baseball ball game, cops say

Source: Houston police; Paul Castro/Facebook

Aug. 3 2021, Published 5:08 p.m. ET

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A Texas man has surrendered to authorities in connection to the road rage killing of a teenager returning home with his family from a baseball game almost one month ago, police said.

On Aug. 2, police announced Gerald Wayne Williams came to the Houston police station, where he was charged with the murder of 17-year-old David Xavier Castro.

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Around 11 p.m. July 6, Paul Castro left the Houston Astros game with his two sons in their truck. On the way back they encountered the suspect, who was allegedly swerving and driving erratically in slow-moving traffic. The driver unsuccessfully attempted to merge into the family’s lane and he opened the door of his Buick LaCrosse and yelled at the elder Castro, police said, according to NBC News.

The driver then followed the family along Interstate 10 and shot at them after the two vehicles took the same exit, police allege.

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“One of the gentlest souls to walk the earth was taken from us today,” Paul Castro wrote on social media of his son following the teenager's death from his injuries the day after the shooting.

“David will be missed by a world that barely got to know him. May God welcome him and grant his soul peace,” the grieving father added.


Investigators with the Houston police homicide division zeroed in on Williams after tipsters provided information and the suspect's phone records allegedly helped pinpoint his travel the day of the shooting.

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Houston Police Department Detective Justin Brown told KPRC-TV his department received “more tips than we’ve seen in a long time,” including from Crime Stoppers. “Everyone came together and sent us a lot of information on this case,” said Brown.

A judge set Williams bond at $350,000, according to NBC News.


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