Source: NBC News
A 14-year-old boy was arrested and faces a murder charge in Houston after an alleged egg-throwing prank sparked a chase that ended in the death of a motorist, authorities said Wednesday.
The incident began with the suspect —allegedly behind the wheel of a GMC Acadia SUV, with two other juvenile passengers inside — throwing eggs at passing cars on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
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A driver in one of the egged cars allegedly flashed a semi-automatic handgun at the boys and chased them, officials said.
The fleeing teens drove through a red light and slammed into a Ford pickup truck, killing its female driver, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted.
Update on Aldine Mail Rt. Fatality: the 14 yo driver has been charged w murder & booked in the county juvenile detention center. He sustained a broken ankle in the crash. The driver of the vehicle that was chasing him has been identified & efforts are being made to interview him.
— Ed Gonzalez (@SheriffEd_HCSO) January 2, 2019
The victim was identified Wednesday as Silvia Zavala, 45. She “was found with no signs of life at the scene by paramedics,” deputies said.
The 14-year-old driver suffered a broken ankle and has been booked into a juvenile detention center, according to the sheriff.
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