Ronald Mouton Sr Bio – Ronald Mouton Sr Wiki
Ronald Mouton Sr., an East Bethel Missionary Baptist Church pastor, was shot and killed on June 24 after witnesses said they saw him arguing with another motorist.
Ronald Mouton Sr was 58 years old.
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A Houston man has been charged with murder after authorities say he shot and killed a pastor during an apparent road rage incident.
Ronald Mouton Sr., an East Bethel Missionary Baptist Church pastor, was shot and killed on June 24 after witnesses said they saw him arguing with another motorist. The shooter was not immediately apprehended.
Now, police have arrested a 23-year-old Uber driver and charged him with murder. According to online records from the Harris County District Clerk’s Office, Deshawn Longmire is being held in Harris County Jail on a $500,000 bond.
According to an arrest report obtained by Click2Houston, an NBC affiliate, witnesses told police that they saw Longmire and Mouton arguing at a stoplight. Neither driver exited their respective vehicle.
The arrest report says Longmire was driving for Uber in his black Honda sedan with a peeled window tint. Mouton was driving a white BMW. In a statement, Uber says that Longmire did not have a passenger at the time of the incident.
Witnesses then told police that Longmire “stretched his arm out of the driver’s window with a pistol in his hand” and allegedly shot Mouton, who crashed his car and was pronounced dead at the scene. Longmire allegedly then sped off.
Authorities say that Longmire and Mouton did not previously know each other.
The arrest report, also obtained by KHOU-TV, alleges that Uber records seem to show that Longmire was in the area when Mouton was shot.
Longmire has not yet entered a plea, and online records do not reflect an attorney authorized to speak on his behalf.
Mouton’s family stated after Longmire’s arrest.
“We are still grief-stricken over this senseless tragedy,” the family writes. “.We want the man who took his life to understand the seriousness of his crime. He took the life of a husband, a father. Our confidence and hope are in the proficient work the of police. We also hope the work of the entire criminal justice system is done thoroughly and that justice is duly served.”