Police in North Carolina are asking for help in identifying a car driver who fired multiple shots at a semi truck during a road rage confrontation this week.
The road rage altercation happened on the afternoon of Monday, April 15, in McDowell County, North Carolina, according to a news release from the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.
Police say that a car driver and a truck driver were traveling east on I-40 when “one driver cut another off.” After exchanging hand gestures, both drivers pulled of the interstate at Exit 86. While the vehicles were waiting a traffic light, the truck driver got out of the cab to confront the car driver. When the trucker got back into his tractor trailer, the car driver opened fire on his truck, striking the front of the vehicle.
The truck driver was not injured.
Police say that they need help in locating the suspect who fired at the semi truck. He is described as a black male with close cut hair and a beard. The suspect vehicle is a mid-2000’s model blue two-door Honda Civic with a temporary tag.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact Detective Van Williams at 652-2237 or McDowell County Crime Stoppers at 65-CRIME (652-7463).