Uber Driver Charged in Reported Road Rage Murder of Reverend in Houston

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An Uber driver has been taken into custody in the June death of East Bethel Missionary Baptist Church pastor Rev. Ronald K. Mouton Sr. of Houston.

On June 24, Mouton was gunned down during a potential road rage incident on the Gulf Freeway at Gould Road.

Deshawn Longmire, 23, has been charged with murder and is being held in Harris County Jail, according to the Harris County District Clerk’s Office.

Documents acquired by KPRC provide information about the fatal shooting.

Longmire, who was driving for Uber in his black Honda sedan with flaked window tint, was seen having an argument with Mouton, who was cruising in a white BMW, at a set of traffic lights on the Gulf Freeway frontage road, according to witnesses. According to investigators, neither driver exited the vehicle during the argument.

According to witnesses, Longmire “stretched his arm out of the driver window with a gun in his hand” and apparently shot Mouton when both vehicles began moving. Longmire then took off.

Pusch and Nguyen Injury Lawyers surveillance footage showed Pastor Mouton skidding his vehicle into a curb. He was declared dead at the scene.

According to documents, Longmire was an individual of interest in connection with Mouton’s death, and documents from his Uber account had shown that he was in the location at the time the shooting occurred.

Longmire is currently being held in custody on a $500,000 bond.

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