A man is in custody after allegedly shooting a motorist on U.S. 59 in Fort Bend County during a road rage incident early Wednesday morning.
Rosenberg police arrested Michael Borrego, 47, of Sugar Land for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was taken into custody and taken to the Fort Bend County Jail for arraignment.
Borrego confessed to investigators that he shot a round from his handgun at a 50-year-old man after a car accident on U.S. 59 near Spur 10, police said.
Police were called to the scene around 4:30 a.m. after receiving a call of a man being shot. Officers discovered the victim with a single gunshot would to his thigh, as well as a bullet hole in the driver’s side door of his vehicle.
The victim told police in a statement that his car was struck by Borrego’s vehicle while driving southbound on U.S. 59, then Borrego pulled alongside the victim’s car and fired a single shot. He was taken to the hospital, where he received treatment for a broken femur bone from the gunshot, police said.
Rosenberg police found Borrego’s damaged car at the Dollar Tree Distribution Center at 1210 Hartledge Road, and identified Borrego as the car’s owner. Borrego was working at the distribution center, police said.
After he confessed to the crime, detectives got a warrant for Borrego’s arrest, which was signed by Judge Tamecia Glover.
“It is unfortunate that individuals in our society result to violence as a means of conflict resolution,” Rosenberg Police Chief Jonathan White said in a statement. “A simple motor vehicle accident led to a potential deadly encounter. This type of violence will not be tolerated in Rosenberg, and I am thankful for the investigative diligence by Det. Rogers and Det. Flores. I am also thankful the victim in this case did not lose his life, and we pray he heals from his wound.”