Apparent Road-Rage Incident Turns Deadly For Howell Driver
GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – Southeastern Michigan authorities say a man shot and killed another man who approached his vehicle after a road rage incident.
Livingston County Undersheriff Mike Murphy said the killing happened about 3:35 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Grand River and Chilson Road in Genoa Township, near Howell.
“The driver of the black pickup truck, which was the 69-year-old Howell man, was at one time behind the 2014 Ford Escape, driven by the 43-year-old, so obviously there was at least one pass involved preliminary,” said Murphy. “Ultimately when they came to the traffic light, the Dodge pickup truck was in front of the Ford Escape.”
After both vehicles stopped, the younger man got out of his SUV and walked over to the older man’s truck, “and that’s when he was shot,” Murphy said. The 69-year-old man then pulled over and waited for police.
Murphy said the victim and his wife had been on their way to pick up their two young children from school when the shooting occurred. She witnessed the whole thing.
“Obviously she’s a mess … she saw her husband get murdered, killed at least, I guess that will be determined by a court later down the road, but she saw her husband get killed,” said Murphy.
Police tell WWJ that the older driver is in police custody at this time.
“He’s cooperating with us to the extent that he went back with us to the sheriff’s office, but he opted to exercise his right and ask for an attorney,” Murphy said.
The prosecutor’s office will review the case to determine what, if any, charges will be filed in the case.
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