Road-Rage Incident Ends With Shooting In Police Station Parking Lot
Officers heard shot as they exited building to investigate report of fight
A road-rage altercation between two motorcyclists and a man driving a car north of Minneapolis ended with one man shot in the face. Police in Isanti, Minn. quickly apprehended a suspect – because the shooting took place in the police department parking lot.
Authorities have not released many details on the incident, which began Saturday on State Highway 65. A witness called the Isanti Police at 4:05 p.m. to tell them about a fight in the station's parking lot.
While officers were leaving the station to investigate, they heard a single gunshot and found the victim on the ground. Charges have not yet been filed against the alleged gunman. They are expected this week.
AOL Autos Tips On How To Respond To Road Rage:
--If someone is shaking their fist and making threatening gestures, the best move you can make is pull over and let them get away from you, or turn off of your route to get away from the other car. The best way to avoid a fight is to leave it before it starts.
-If someone has left their vehicle and is confronting you on foot outside of your car, get your doors locked. Calm yourself and turn away. If you have your phone, dial 911 and let the responder know that the police are coming.
-Do not retaliate against a road rage instigator. You have no idea whether the person has a weapon. Be smart. Try to leave the area of the instigator as quickly and safely as possible.