Father Charged In Murder of DWI Suspect Who Killed His Sons
HOUSTON, T.X.--Police have charged a man in Texas with murder after they say he fatally shot a suspected drunk driver that plowed into his sons while they were pushing their family's broken-down vehicle on a rural road.
Investigators say thirty-one-year-old David Barajas and his two sons, 12-year-old David Barajas Jr. and 11-year-old Caleb Barajas, were only 150 feet from their house when a car crashed into them.
The 12-year-old died at the scene and the 11-year-old died later at a local hospital. Neighbors say they heard gunshots shortly after the accident.
Police found 20-year-old Jose Banda dead inside his vehicle. Investigators say he was shot in the head and his death has been ruled a homicide.
Witnesses told police that Barajas went to his home shortly after the accident, returned to the scene with a gun and shot Banda, the suspected drunk driver.
Barajas is being held on a $450,000 bond.
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