HOUSTON (WDAF) -- An egging prank ended with a murder charge after a New Year's Day tragedy near Houston.
Police say a 14-year-old male driver and two teenage passengers were inside a GMC Acadia Tuesday afternoon, throwing eggs at cars driving by on a road in Aldine, when the driver of one of those cars allegedly pulled a gun and gave chase, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The boys fled in the SUV, ran a red light, and hit a Ford F-150 truck, police say, killing its driver, 45-year-old Silvia Zavala, NBC News reports. Zavala “was totally innocent; seems she had just gone shopping based on some debris strewn at scene,” tweeted Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez.
The 14-year-old, who suffered a broken ankle in the crash, was arrested and charged with murder; he's been booked into a juvenile detention center.
He was driving his father's car during the incident, police say; KHOU reports his parents are also being investigated as cops try to figure out why the teen had access to the car.