Victim’s car hits bank marquee
Friday afternoon two men at an area fast food chain got into an altercation over who was first in line, the end result was deadly.
Around 2:30, Friday afternoon, 27 year old John Lopez and Travone Ford, 24, engaged in an altercation at the Wing Stop restaurant in far southwest Houston; just blocks from Stafford city limits. According to witnesses, the two took their disagreement outside. Eventually Ford got into his car and drove away. According to police, as Ford was driving away,. Lopez got a .12 gauge shotgun out of his car and shot at Ford’s departing vehicle.
According to Houston police, “Mr. Ford and Lopez got into an argument that turned into a physical fight. At some point, Lopez produced a shotgun and shot Ford as Ford was leaving the scene.” Just minutes after the shooting and about a mile and a half south on FM 1092/Murphy Road in Stafford, Travone Ford wrecked his car into the marquee of the State Bank of Texas. A police officer, who just happened to be in the bank parking lot, ran over to the car and discovered Ford collapsed behind the wheel, suffering from a gunshot wound.
Shortly thereafter Ford succumbed to his injuries.
On Saturday, John Anthony Lopez, accompanied by his mother, turned himself in to authorities at the Stafford police department. According to Houston police, Lopez admitted to his involvement in the shooting incident and has been charged with murder. His bond was set at $50,000.
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