27-year-old Jason Grays and another unidentified individual fought over a parking spot at an apartment complex. According to the Houston Police Department, the individual retreated to his apartment after Grays punched him in the face and emerged with a gun and began shooting. Grays was struck in the face with a gunshot wound and transported to ICU.
Grays’ mother, Melanie Bryant, told local affiliate ABC13 her son was fighting for his life.
“It’s senseless,” Bryant said. “Once something is escalated and out of control, the first thing that you reach for is a gun? Before you pick up one, if you would have a second thought to note that this could kill [or] impact that person’s life and the person’s life that you have destroyed.”