Man charged in July 4 road rage attack that hurt family of four

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities said an 18-year-old man accused of firing a semi-automatic rifle into a car, igniting fireworks in the vehicle and leaving two child passengers severely burned has been charged with assault.

Harris County sheriff’s officials said on Monday that Bayron J Rivera surrendered to investigators and is charged with four counts of aggravated assault.

Officials said Rivera unleashed his attack on the car in a fit of road rage on July 4, causing the fireworks to erupt and engulf the car in flames.

A one-year-old child and another child believed to be one to three years were seriously hurt.

Their parents also suffered injuries.

Rivera is being held in the Harris County jail. Online jail records did not indicate whether he has an attorney to speak on his behalf.