Houston Man Charged with Murder after Hit-and-Run

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A Houston man accused of shooting a 13-year-old girl after a hit-and-run has been charged with murder.

Police say the incident started when 24-year-old Richard Calderon's car smashed into a vehicle and then sped away. According to police reports, the owner of the struck car chased Calderon's car to write down the license plate number. But police say Calderon then started pursuing that car and opened fire.

Houston police believe the girl was looking out the back window when she was shot late Wednesday.

Calderon was charged Thursday. Investigators said Calderon is licensed to carry a concealed handgun. Police say he told officers that he thought he saw something shiny in the front-seat passenger's hand, and that's why he fired.

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