JaDerek Gray Wiki – JaDerek Gray Biography
JaDerek Gray shot a man on I-35 West in Fort Worth last week, which likely caused the events that led to his death.
The road rage shooting shut down I-35 in North Fort Worth for hours last Friday. Police made it clear they didn’t want to call the 19-year-old who has shot the victim. We now know why.
He was 19 years old.
Road Rage Shooting
According to police, the confrontation occurred Friday after a near-collision on the freeway, caused by the motorcyclist driving between lanes on the center of the white line. The driver of a sport utility vehicle changing lanes did not see the motorcyclist, prompting the latter to park in the road – blocking traffic – and walk toward the SUV driver with his gun drawn, KDFW reported.
The SUV driver told police that he told the man pointing the gun at his vehicle that he had children in the car, but the motorcyclist seemed unfazed. That’s when the SUV driver said that he shot the motorcyclist multiple times because he feared for his and his passengers’ safety, WFAA reported.
JaDerek Gray was pronounced dead at an area hospital a short while following the shooting, police confirmed to KDFW.
After investigating, Fort Worth police say Gray caused the shooting that killed him. Police say he was traveling in between lanes, which is illegal in the state of Texas.
The driver of an SUV didn’t see him when trying to change lanes. Police say Gray then sped up ahead of the SUV driver, stopped the motorcycle in the middle of the highway, and stopped traffic. He then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the driver of the SUV.
“The driver of the SUV asked him to please put the gun down,” said Fort Worth Officer Tracy Carter.
That’s when police say the SUV driver, who said he had children in the car with him, pulled out his gun and shot Gray.
Officer Tracy Carter says investigators believe Gray also fired his weapon but did not hit anyone.
The Tarrant County Medical Examiner said Gray died from Multiple gunshot wounds.