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POLICE: Truck driver shot two motorists in possible road rage incident


Police are investigating a shooting between a truck driver and two people in a pickup in Georgia on Monday morning. 

The incident happened at around 9:45 a.m. on January 25th just south of Martinez, Georgia. 

Officers say a semi truck and a white pickup pulled over on the side of westbound Interstate 20 near the Dyess Parkway exit and had an altercation. 

At some point during the argument, officers believe the truck driver shot the two people in the pickup, and the altercation somehow ended up on the eastbound side of the highway. 

The unnamed truck driver has since been arrested, and the two motorists were transported to a nearby hospital. 

The incident is still under investigation, but a white pickup surrounded by crime scene tape at the investigation site could be seen with at least one bullet hole, CBS 12 reports.


The truck driver has been identified as 43-year-old Theondra Trimaine Ransom. They are being charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. 

The two motorists have been identified as 52-year old Dean Brown Jr., the driver of the pickup, and 26-year-old Dean Brown III. One is in critical condition and the other has been stabilized, though it was not made clear which motorist is in what condition.


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