Road rage leads to shooting
One shot in alleged road rage incident | ksdk.com
A car driven by a 65-year-old grandpa allegedly cuts off two motorcyclists, a 49-year-old husband and his wife.
The car exits the highway, passes through the off-ramp and turns left onto the adjoining street, then stops at the next stoplight.
Both motorcyclists also exit the highway. At the stoplight where the car is stopped, the 49-year-old male confronts the driver of the car.
Police say during that verbal exchange the motorcycle rider began physically assaulting the car driver.
The driver left the scene and later turned himself in to the local police station.
The driver, who was armed with a .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol, fired one shot, striking the motorcycle rider in the upper left chest or shoulder.
The motorcyclist's wound was "not expected to be life-threatening."
What is not included in the article, but was reported on the local news, was that the driver was still sitting in his car when the assault began. No mention of whether the car was boxed in or not.
One t.v. station reporter said the car driver had been arrested, but the police spokesman said the decision on whether to charge the car driver has not been made yet.