HOUSTON – A New Caney family is dipping into their savings to cover a reward for justice in the death of Ray Jasso.
Jasso was run down in a hit-and-run at a birthday party over the weekend.
As the search for the killer continues, remnants of fireworks still sit along Emerald Court where Jasso and his two young kids were playing Saturday night. Family members are now offering a $5,000 reward for an arrest in the case.
Overnight, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputies found the Chevrolet Suburban believed to be used in the crime. It was found at a property in north Houston just outside the 610 Loop.
Investigators wrapped the SUV in plastic in an effort to preserve evidence like fingerprints and DNA.
About 100 people were in a group partying when of uninvited guys showed up and started trouble, witnesses said.
Witnesses said Jasso and his two young kids were popping fireworks in the street, and when a fight broke out within the crowd, Jasso put his kids in the bed of a truck for protection. He was then struck and killed.
Family members said the victim did roadwork with his dad for the last 11 years. Now they are doing all they can to find their son’s killer.
Witnesses told investigators a woman was in the SUV along with the Hispanic male. She’s described as white with long, curly reddish hair.
A few other people were hit by the SUV. At last check, one was still in the hospital.
Deputies say they’ve been working around the clock in hopes of making an arrest. The Jasso family wants you to call police if you can help lead to an arrest.
If you know anything about the incident or the two people in the vehicle, please contact the Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-7867 or MCSO at 936-760-5800.