A tense scene became even more volatile on Wednesday when a driver sent pedestrians scurrying by barreling through a crowd gathered at the scene of a murder.

After a fatal shooting in a Houston neighborhood, the father of the accused was in his car, which he used to try and mow down the growing swell of people.

The passenger in the car, who is the fiancee of the man driving it, says he was taunted into his actions:

Why would I be in the car and let him do that? They came out here picking on him. This was self defense."

Eventually, the man got out of the car and a police officer threw him on the ground.

Amazingly, no one was hurt.

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