3-Time Deported Migrant Charged in Houston Freeway Shooting Homicides

3-Time Deported Migrant Charged in Houston Freeway Shooting Homicides by Bob Price for Breitbart

Police in Navasota, Texas, reportedly arrested a previously deported illegal immigrant on charges connected to a shooting on a Houston freeway shooting that left two people dead. Immigration officials deported the Mexican national on at least three separate occasions.

The Navasota Police Department and special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) arrested Erick Diaz-Aranda, a 29-year-old Mexican national on Friday night, federal officials told Breitbart Texas on Saturday. The arrest is reportedly in connection with a Thursday-evening rush-hour shooting on the East Freeway in Houston.

At approximately 6 p.m. on Thursday, a shooter got out of his car on the East Freeway in Houston following a collision with another car, Breitbart News’ Joshua Caplan reported on Friday.

The shooter began firing what a witness described as an AR-15-style rifle on the car as he walked around to the front of the vehicle, the Houston Chronicle reported. Another witness who said he believed the shooter might open fire on him, pulled his own gun and fired at the shooter. The shooter then allegedly got in his car and fled the scene.

Police described the shooter as a Hispanic male in his early 20s. Officials described the victims as ages 25 and 33 and said they found marijuana in victim’s car.

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo tweeted on Friday there was a “high probability the murders are drug related.”

On Friday night, police officers in Grimes County, with the assistance of ATF agents, arrested Diaz-Aranda on charges related to the Houston freeway shooting, according to information received by Breitbart Texas.

Court records obtained from Harris County (Houston) by Breitbart Texas revealed Diaz-Aranda has a criminal history that includes at least one felony conviction and one misdemeanor conviction. The suspect’s criminal history goes back to 2007.

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