A Rosenberg teenager accused of firing shots from his car at another vehicle in late July, and then posted the potentially deadly act on social media, has been indicted by a Fort Bend County grand jury.
Cristian Franco, 17, could be sentenced up to 20 years in prison if convicted of the second-degree felony offense of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The grand jury returned the felony indictment against the young man earlier this month. Bond was set at $45,000.
Franco also could be fined up to $10,000 if convicted of the offense. Rosenberg police officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Avenue E, a residential area on Sunday, July 26, in reference to a shooting that just occurred, said Assistant Police Chief Jarret Nethery.
Officers were told the incident began in the 3700 block of Avenue H.
The victim told officers an individual pulled up next to his vehicle, displayed a handgun, and began firing rounds toward him, Nethery said.
“The victim sped away only to be chased by the suspect through the city, eventually to the intersection of Avenue E and Walnut Street where additional shots were fired,” Nethery added. “Witnesses to the incident were able to provide information regarding the suspect as well as video evidence apparently posted to the social media app Snapchat by the suspect.”