Treyivion Shaquille Ross is behind bars for the gas station attack in Houston, Texas, that led to the death of David Ray Young.
In 2020, Ross was in his recently purchased 2010 blue Mitsubishi Lancer when he pulled out of a gas station in the 400 block of FM 1960. It was during that time that he collided with Young’s vehicle, a 2011 black Lincoln MKZXXX, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
Surveillance footage captured Young exiting his vehicle to exchange information with Ross in the parking lot. That’s when Ross punched him in the face, which caused him to fall to the ground.
Officials stated that as Young laid unconscious, Ross repeatedly stomped and kicked him.
Police officers from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office arrived on the scene, and Young was transported to an area hospital by ambulance.
The beating left Young paralyzed from the neck down, and he was confined to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic. His elderly mother cared for him for two years until his death on Nov. 28, 2022.
Young died of complications due to his injuries.
He was 56 years old.
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said, “This was an unnecessary and unreasonable response to a small disagreement.”
“The victim’s family has suffered the loss of a loving father and son. While we have achieved justice, the family will never see their loved one again.”
Ross was arrested and later convicted of murder.
In August 2023, he was sentenced to 58 years in prison.
Assistant District Attorney Maroun Koutani stated that Ross and Young did not know each other. He went on to say that “the defendant’s short temper and history of assaulting others threaten our community.”
“It’s clear that he tends to use his hands as a weapon. We believe the jury made the right decision in giving an appropriate sentence to ensure the safety of our community.”
Ross must complete half of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.