Gun Violence in Houston: March Against Violence honors a pastor killed in a road accident

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — More than a hundred parishioners joined Sunday to demonstrate against the violence in honor of a beloved pastor who was killed June 24, in what police believe was a traffic shooting.

“No more violence” and “We want justice” were repeated in the Palm Center car park on Griggs Road.

Pastor Ronald Mouton, 58, was killed on the Gulf Freeway slip road after police said he and another driver had an argument, exchanging words and delaying traffic for about 10 seconds.

Houston police released footage of the suspect’s car, which was described as a 2008-2010 Honda Accord.

Ronald’s twin brother, Roland Mouton, is also a pastor.

“I have been a pastor and counselor for 34 years. And now I have to go to counseling,” Roland said. “My grief is so deep. Now I have to go to counseling. I just want closure.”

Roland said he and his family have forgiven the killer of their loved one.

“I would be willing to lead you in if you wished, and you killed my brother,” Roland said. “I stand here today and say I’ll take you inside if I have to. I just want you to help me get justice so my family can get justice.”

Among the crowd was Congressman Al Green, who sent a message to his colleagues and the community.

“There are too many guns in the hands of people who don’t know how to keep the peace,” Green said. “It will end when people know they are committing these dastardly acts. You will be displayed.”

The march ended with a prayer led by local church leaders, who were joined by Mouton’s wife and children, who are leaning on each other and on their faith more than ever.

Crime Stoppers has increased the reward for information on the suspect to $15,000.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or to speak anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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