OKC Driver Opens Fire On Fleeing Vehicle After Hit And Run

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 4:18 pm
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -- A man whose vehicle was struck by a car in southwest Oklahoma City ended up behind bars when he opened fire on the other driver.

The man's car was hit around 9:15 p.m. at the intersection of S.W. 25th Street and S. Pennsylvania on Saturday, March 26. Police say as the hit-and-run vehicle sped away, the victim fired two rounds from his Beretta at the fleeing car.

Police arrested the man for discharging a firearm. He posted bond and was released from jail.

After the man was released, he called police and said he'd located the vehicle that hit him in the parking lot of a grocery store at 2601 S. Kentucky Ave. Officers examined the pickup truck and discovered it had collision damage that matched the damage done to the other driver's car. Police also found a bullet entry hole in the rear passenger side window, and an exit hole in the front windshield. A large section of the rear window was also broken out.

Police spoke to a grocery store worker who knew the owner of the pickup. That person called the owner and asked him to return to the market, but the driver said he was afraid to because he didn't have a driver's license. Officers told the man they needed to get his statement in order to charge the other driver with assault with a deadly weapon.

The man still refused to come to the scene, but he did give officers permission to impound his vehicle. The pickup truck was taken into evidence.