Video: Houston man freed after shooting over post office parking spot

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Police questioned a man overnight about a shooting over a parking spot at a southeast Houston post office.

As of this morning, the man is no longer in police custody and no charges have been filed.

Police said the man and the shooting victim were arguing over a handicapped parking spot.

Things escalated between the two men, and the shooter took out a gun and shot the victim.

The victim was transported to the hospital. He went into surgery and is expected to be okay.

“He advised that he used the handgun to defend himself,” Lt. Larry Crowson said. Read more at ABC 13 Houston

6 Responses to "Video: Houston man freed after shooting over post office parking spot"

  1. SRC   June 13, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I want to make the news media aware of the condition of James Garza who was the victim of a shooting at point blank range on May 31 at the Southeast Post Office in Houston over a handicap parking space. In the video clips I’ve watched online, the news media states that James is going to be okay. Well he’s not okay and he is never going to be okay. He is fighting for his life and not expected to make it through the night. This is such a tragedy. James is an attorney in Houston, 67 years old, 5’8 about 150 pound man. The shooter claims he shot him in self-defense. James had no weapons of any kind and has never been in an altercation in his life. Where was the threat to this shooter’s life? This man should be behind bars. He is a threat to society. If his fuse/temper is so short that he wants to kill a man over parking in a handicap parking space after hours at the Post Office, then he shouldn’t be walking around as a free man and definitely shouldn’t have a gun. This idiot with a gun decided to kill James, a father of 4, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, brother-in-law, cousin and friend to many people. James and his family are enduring more than anyone should ever have to. They at least deserve justice in this case.

  2. Maria Teresa Brito   June 15, 2017 at 4:19 pm

    James Garza, Esq. Is now dead. This is a senseless tragedy. The man who shot & killed him must be brought to justice. This is the problem with carrying a handgun. If this man was threatened I’d like to know how? He was the only one with a gun not James. Please take that gun away from that coward. He is going to kill or hurt someone else. May prayers be said for the family & many friends of James Garza. He is a great loss to the defense lawyers defending the community.

  3. THE GARCIA' S FAMILIA OF TEXAS CITY ,TX.   June 16, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Our deepest sorrow and condolences to the Garza Family. Our prayers are with you all.

  4. Yolanda carrera   June 16, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    My condolences to the family of beloved friend James Garza

  5. Jody Garcia   June 17, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Please lock that coward up. James is harmless and crushes my heart. He would give you the shirt off his back.. justice must be done…

  6. Robert Cruz   June 21, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    This is another unjust killing. James would never be the aggressor. The Houston community should be and is outraged, particular if no charges are filed. We want and expect justice.

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