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Alleged "road rage" incident leads to attempted murder charge

Most of our readers have probably seen reports about "road rage" incidents that have occurred over the last several years. In some cases, the reports indicate incidents of side-swiping or other contact between vehicles, leading to accidents. In other cases, there have been reports of weapons being brandished and even shots being fired. That was the case in a recent incident, according to reports.

The report noted that on August 22, a 30-year-old man allegedly pulled out a firearm and fired a few shots at a vehicle being driven by a woman. The alleged victim, who has not been identified, reportedly informed law enforcement officials that the suspect had been following her closely before he then passed her vehicle in an aggressive manner. That was when she reportedly observed three muzzle flashes come from the suspect's vehicle and heard a shot hit her vehicle. The reports indicate that damage to her vehicle was visible.

The alleged victim continued to drive her vehicle to her home, at which point she called 911. She was able to provide information to law enforcement officials that then led to the suspect's arrest. The suspect faces a range of charges, the most serious of which are attempted murder charges.

The recent report further indicates that law enforcement officials searched the suspect's home at which time they allegedly found a submachine gun. There were no indications in the report about whether or not the law enforcement officials first obtained a search warrant.

If you are facing criminal charges, it may be in your best interest to speak with an attorney to discuss the specifics of your case to determine what defense strategy to employ.

Source: wtop.com, "Fairfax man charged with attempted murder in Md. road rage shooting," Jack Moore, Aug. 25, 2017

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