A man was shot dead during a fight in east Conroe.
Police said a group of young people were hanging out at a house in the 3700 block of Piney Point around 9:30 p.m. Saturday when two people drove by.
After a tense argument, the driver of the truck shot 23-year-old Matthew David Hill, who was with the group at the house.
Police say both the larger group and the driver of the truck opened fire. At least three bullet holes were found on the truck.
Deputy Police Chief Russell Reynolds said the two groups, who didn’t appear to know each other, told different versions of the story, so it is too early to know who started the fight and why.
No one else was injured from the incident.
Officers learned a group of about 12 people at a residence had gotten into an altercation with two occupants in a pickup truck driving down the street.
The vehicle’s two occupants, Luis Mendoza, 22, and his 20-year-old brother, both live in the neighborhood but are not related to the people inside the home, Reynolds said.
The altercation eventually led to gunshots, Reynolds said. The group of people from the residence fired into the truck, and the driver fired out through the windshield and struck Matthew David Hill, 23, a Conroe man who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Because of bullets disabling the truck, the truck broke down in seconds and came to a stop just outside the subdivision at the intersection of FM 3083 and Piney Point Road, and the two men inside the vehicle were detained for questioning, Reynolds said. Three men have been arrested for deadly conduct; Mendoza, Randy Attaway, 24, and Timothy Williams, 18.