A mother in Houston expressed her gratitude that she only suffered a shattered ankle following a road rage incident in which bullets were fired into her car while her baby was seated behind her.
The aftermath of the terrifying ordeal is now visible in the form of crutches and a cast. Yahary Umana, the mother, shared that the physical pain is evident, but the emotional trauma remains as well, making her hesitant to venture out onto the streets.
According to court documents, the incident occurred just over a week ago as Umana, her boyfriend, and their 10-month-old were driving near the Ship Channel bridge on the Loop.
A road rage altercation took place when another vehicle, a black Ford Expedition, attempted to force them off the road after they changed lanes.
Umana recounted that upon witnessing a passenger in the other vehicle brandish a gun, they accelerated to get away. However, the aggressor opened fire as they sped off and subsequently attempted to flee the scene.
Umana sustained gunshot wounds to her back and leg, but thankfully her boyfriend and baby were unharmed. The bullet holes in their vehicle serve as a visible reminder of the incident. Umana’s advice to others is to refrain from engaging with aggressive individuals on the road and simply let them go without giving them any attention.
Law enforcement authorities are currently searching for two suspects. One of them, Jonathan Jerome Henry, 31, is believed to have been the driver of the black Ford Expedition. He faces three charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and his prior criminal record includes a conviction for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon four years ago.
The second suspect, Henry James Sherden, 41, is thought to be the individual who fired shots at the victims. He faces two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, as well as charges of unlawful carrying of a weapon. Sherden has a felony theft conviction and two previous burglary convictions.
As of now, neither of the suspects has been apprehended in connection with the road rage incident. Umana urges anyone with information to report it and emphasizes that individuals like them should not be allowed to remain in society, as their reckless actions had no justification.
The suspects were last seen driving a black 2002 Ford Expedition with license plate 76D123A. Those with information can provide it anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.