KATY, Texas - Authorities say a man has been charged after driving into a group of people in a west Harris County parking lot and fatally striking his mom with a car.
Homero Lopez is charged with one count of murder and two counts of failure to stop and render aid.
Deputies responded to the parking lot of a restaurant in the 1200 block of N Mason Road around 1 a.m. Thursday and found multiple people injured.
A woman, identified by authorities as 35-year-old Crystal Gomez, was taken to the hospital and later pronounced deceased. Two other people were also taken to the hospital.
The sheriff’s office says the victims were reportedly involved in some type of altercation in the parking lot when a vehicle accelerated towards them, striking them. Investigators say it appears the driver intentionally drove into the group of people.
Authorities say the driver left the scene but later returned and was detained. The driver was identified by the sheriff’s office as Lopez, the son of Gomez.
According to the sheriff’s office, Lopez admitted to investigators that he was driving the vehicle that struck and killed his mother.
HCSO Homicide investigators are continuing to investigate this case and anyone with information or who is a witness to this incident is urged to contact the HCSO Homicide Unit.