Wednesday, December 18, 2013

62-year-old man charged in road rage killing in Tennessee

62-year-old Richard Manning, of Chattanooga, Tennessee had a confrontation with 39-year-old Norman Gallman while the two were driving on Moore Road in Chattanooga. According to reports, Gallman got out of his vehicle and walked back toward Manning, who was in the vehicle behind him. As he walked back, Manning allegedly pulled out a .40-caliber handgun and fired a shot at Gallman.

After Gallman was shot he stumbled back to his car. He was slumped over the steering wheel when police arrived. He was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Manning has been arrested and charged with criminal homicide and aggravated assault.

According to reports, Manning was with the sheriff's office from 1977-1984 as a correctional officer at the jail. He was terminated for conduct unbecoming an officer and use of excessive fore. Reports fail to note whether or not Manning has a concealed weapons permit, which would allow him to carry a loaded handgun in his car.