29-year-old Kenneth Simmons, of Normalville, PA, was driving on Route 711 with his two children, ages 4 and 2. According to police reports, a dispute started when Simmons encounter a car driven by 18-year-old Tyler Dipaola. Simmons thought Dipaola almost hit his car so he started chasing him. This lead to the cars passing and weaving around one another until the two became cornered on Backcreek Rd.
Along the way Simmons allegedly made an inappropriate gesture to Diapola and pulled out his rifle and showed it to Diapola twice. He then fired the gun. Simmons told police he fired the gun at the ground.
Simmons has been charged with reckless endangerment, simple assault, and firearms violations.