HCSO: Son charged with neighbor’s murder after altercation with father

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on May 25, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Updated Saturday, May 25 at 12:13 PM

HARRIS COUNTY – A 21-year-old man faces a murder charge after deputies said he allegedly shot another man during an altercation late Friday night in northeast Harris County.

Christopher Ernest Braughton was arrested and charged with murder. He remains in the Harris County jail.

According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, at about 10:25 p.m. patrol units from the Precinct 4 Constable’s Office responded to a shooting in progress in the 23700 block of Greenland Oak Court.

It was reported that two men, one driving a small car and another riding a motorcycle, were involved in an incident of road rage and had got into a physical altercation, deputies said.

Braughton, the son of the man driving the small vehicle, exited his residence with a handgun, investigators said. The motorcycle rider began backing away with his hands in the air when Braughton fired his handgun, striking the victim once on the torso.

EMS was called to the scene and pronounced the victim dead.

HCSO homicide investigators said that the victim and Braughton are neighbors.

Braughton was taken in for questioning, but did not provide a statement at the advice of his attorney.

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