Navy veteran shot dead on Houston I-45 just completed nursing school

Mauro Rafael Gauna Death – 27-year-old Mauro Rafael Gauna, a Navy veteran was found shot to death Wednesday evening along Interstate 45, and police are seeking a possible suspect in the incident.

The family of the deceased is calling on the law enforcement agencies to use all the resources at their disposal to ensure they bring the killers of their hero to book. “We will remember him as our hero because he was,” “He just had a few minutes to react, pull over on the side of the freeway put the vehicle in park and that’s basically it, We want somebody to pay for what they did,  said Jose Guana, brother of the deceased.

Investigators said Gauna was found shot to death inside his vehicle on I-45 N. near Main St. at about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening. Gauna was sitting in his car and heading north on the freeway when the incident occurred. The five-year Navy veteran had just completed nursing school and had plans to work at a veteran’s hospital.

Detectives believe the incident may have stemmed from a road rage gone wrong. Gauna is survived by a wife, parents, siblings, and nieces and nephews.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Houston Police Department.

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