Deshawn Longmire, a 23 year old Uber driver has been arrested and charged in connection to the death of Reverend Ronald Mouton.
Deshawn Longmire was charged with murder in the death of Ronald Mouton, Sr., a pastor at East Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, according to court documents.
Deshawn Longmire, 23, reportedly shot Reverend Dr. Ronald K Mouton after the two got in an argument on the freeway, back in June.
How Deshawn Longmire was captured
Longmire, was captured on June 29 after running at least one stop sign.
He was taken into custody and transported to HPD’s Homicide Division for an interview, according to the documents.
Longmire’s vehicle was identified by a witness following the road rage shooting.
According to court records, Longmire said no one uses his vehicle except for him, but that he was not in the area at the time of the shooting.
The documents say Longmire told detectives his phone records and Uber app could confirm his whereabouts.
After review, police say his Uber records showed he was in the area of the shooting between 4:43 p.m. and 4:51 p.m. that day.
Longmire was taken into custody and is expected in court later Saturday.
Documents outline details of the deadly shooting.
Witnesses said they saw Longmire, who was driving for Uber in his black Honda sedan with peeled window tint, arguing with Mouton, who was driving a white BMW, at a stoplight on the Gulf Freeway frontage road. Neither driver exited the vehicle at the time of the argument, investigators said.
Witnesses told police that, when both vehicles started moving, Longmire “stretched his arm out of the driver window with a pistol in his hand” and allegedly shot Mouton. Longmire then took off.
Surveillance video from Pusch and Nguyen Injury Lawyers showed Pastor Mouton crashing his vehicle at a curb. He was pronounced dead at the scene.