Texas road rage ends in suicide www.privateofficer.com
San Antonio TX Oct 30 2011 A dispute between two motorists that San Antonio police said turned into a road rage incident ended Friday when one of the men shot himself in the head, possibly by accident, officers said.
Police said a preliminary investigation shows the man, believed to be in his mid-30s, shot at the other man’s vehicle before he shot himself.
Witnesses told authorities the man was seen arguing with a 24-year-old man just before 3 p.m. at a Citgo gas station in the 11800 block of Starcrest Drive on the North Side.
The two drove to the corner of Jones Maltsberger Drive and Burning Trail, but police did not describe their progress there as a chase. At the intersection, witnesses said they saw the younger man get out of his Dodge Ram pickup and start waving his hands to warn drivers behind him to back away, said Police Chief William McManus.
Police said the man in the other vehicle, a Nissan pickup, had stopped in front of the Dodge.
He fired a shot at the Dodge’s windshield while sitting in his Nissan and then turned the gun on himself and fired again, police said.
“It appears to be self-inflicted or accidentally self-inflicted,” McManus said.
Police did not release the names of the drivers. McManus said that based on what police knew, no charges were contemplated, but investigators were still questioning the younger man Friday evening.