Deputies: Road rage led to man shooting, wounding victim on Terry Parkway

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Posted on January 12, 2013 at 8:30 PM

TERRYTOWN, La. - A 48-year-old man was arrested after deputies said he shot and hit another man driving in a car in a case of road rage Friday afternoon.

The incident occurred around noon near the intersection of Terry Parkway and Carol Sue.

According to the sheriff's office. two JPSO officers were in that area when they heard what they thought were gunshots.

A few seconds later they saw a man inside of a grey Pontiac Grand Am who flagged them down and said he had been shot by a man in a grey pickup.

The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and treated or a non-life threatening injury.

Deputies said the victim told them that he was driving down Terry Parkway when a man in a pickup pulled up behind him and began honking his horn and making angry gestures. The victim said he pulled into a nearby gas station where he and the suspect, identified as Carl Mitchell of Gretna, got into an argument.

The victim told police that he got back into his car and was driving down Terry Parkway and Mitchell continued to follow him. The victim said he stopped for a traffic light at the intersection of Carol Sue and Mitchell got out of his pickup, walked up to his car and began firing.

Mitchell's car was spotted a short time later and he was placed under arrest and a handgun, believed used in the incident was taken from the vehicle.

Deputies said Mitchell confessed to shooting at the victim because he was angered over the incident.

Mitchell was transported to the JPCC and booked with one count each of Attempt Murder, Aggravated Criminal Damage, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon along with Illegal Discharging of a Firearm.

 

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