Friday, June 24, 2011

Modesto man arrested in road rage shooting

20-year-old Victor Ramirez of Modesto, California was driving on Claus Road when he was rear-ended by a car. Both drivers pulled to the side of the road and Ramirez became confrontational, pushing and threatening the other man, then he pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the other driver. The other driver got back in his car and drove away. Ramirez followed. The driver lost Ramirez and had parked the car and was walking across the street with his passenger when Ramirez rounded the corner. Ramerez fired several shots at the pair. One of the shots hit the driver. Ramirez drove off but a few days later the victim spotted Ramerez' truck and called police. Ramirez was arrested and charged with attempted murder.
"I thought I was going to die," the victim told reporters. "I've never been shot at before. I don't even have a gun. I've never though to shoot anyone else. I guess people think differently."

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Woman claims man pointed gun at her and her young son

A Jackson, Mississippi woman claims a man pointed a gun at her and her 9-year-old son during a road rage incident. She said the man was honking his horn at her then as he passed her he rolled down the window and pointed a gun at her. She followed him to a pawn shop and called police, who investigated and let the man go.
The man told reporters that it was his finger, not a gun, that he pointed at the woman after she cut him off in traffic. He admitted that he did indeed have a loaded gun in the car at the time, a .38 special. He added that he has a concealed weapons permit for the gun and keeps it for protection.
Police said that at most it was a misdemeanor crime. Under Mississippi law pointing a loaded gun at someone is not a crime unless a police officer witnesses it. "That is called a 'pointing and aiming' and it is classified as a misdemeanor crime," said the assistant police chief.
The woman has signed an affidavit and filed charges and a judge will now have to sort things out.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Utah woman charged with waving gun, ramming car

A 38-year-old Salt Lake City, Utah woman is accused of threatening a motorist and his passenger with a gun and ramming his car out of road rage. The victims said a car pulled up next to them at an intersection, the driver rolled down the window, complained that they had cut her off then waved a gun and yelled, "I should shoot you right now."
The victims drove away and the woman followed and rammed their car. The woman was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dad Waves Gun at Another Car While Driving Kids to School

John Dustin Rains of Jonesboro, Arkansas appeared in court this week accused of pulling a gun in a road rage incident while driving his two children to school. The incident happened in January. Jonesboro police received a call from a driver saying he had just been threatened by another driver waving a gun at him. He reported that the car had pulled into the driveway of a local elementary school. Police located Rains inside the school and found a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun in his pocket.
Rains has been charged with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare or a minor, and possession of a firearm on school property. He posted bail and is due back in court in October.