Road rage leads to shooting 

By Bonnie Culverhouse

A road rage situation on Interstate 20 in the early hours Sunday ended in a shooting, a pursuit and a manhunt.

Webster Parish Sheriff Jason Parker said around 2 a.m., a Shreveport man and two men from Tennessee were traveling westbound on I-20, just west of the Bienville Parish line in Webster Parish.

“It was a rolling gun battle,” Parker said. “Apparently it stemmed from a road rage incident. Gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles.”

Parker said the Shreveport man was shot in the neck. He reportedly managed to pull over and call 911. He was transported to a medical facility. He has not been charged at this time.

“His injuries are serious, but he’s expected to make a full recovery,” said the sheriff. “Law enforcement pursued the second vehicle – the one carrying the men from Tennessee. We went over into Bossier Parish and Bossier City. State police deployed the spikes and were able to get the vehicle stopped.”

One of the men was taken into custody at the scene, while the other fled on foot.

“For a couple of hours, we were on a manhunt in Bossier City, but we caught the other one at the Shreveport bus station trying to leave town,” Parker said. “Both are in custody, but the investigation is ongoing at this point. We are going to need some help from the district attorney’s office on the charges.

“People need to understand, this isn’t the wild west,” the sheriff continued. “I understand the right to bear arms and defend yourself, but it’s best not to take things into your own hands. Pull over and call 911 or your local law enforcement to handle it.”

As of 11 a.m. Sunday, investigators were conducting interviews and the investigation was still ongoing.

“Both parties are saying the same thing – that the other guy shot first,” Parker said. “But we will get to the bottom of it.”

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