Man Recalls 2005 Road Rage Incident Involving OKC Target Shooter

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012, 7:44 pm
By: News 9

News 9 is learning more about the accused gunman in the deadly shooting outside a Target store in northwest Oklahoma City.

9/28/2012 Related Story: One Dead, One In Custody After Shooting At Target In NW OKC

David Bloebaum has been in trouble before for pointing a firearm during a reported road rage incident back in 2005. And that's not all.

According to police reports, Bloebaum was arrested back in 1991 for assault and battery, and back in 2005 for pointing a firearm. News 9 talked to the man who says he came face to face with Bloebaum and his gun and filed this 2005 report.

"He pointed it at the car it could have hit anybody," Rod Shoup said.

It is a day Rod Shoup says he won't soon forget. He says he and his family were driving down Lake Hefner Parkway back in November of 2005, and that Bloebaum cut them off.

"We called him on the phone because he had his name, his picture and everything else on the back of his car, he worked for a real estate company," Shoup said.

Shoup said Bloebaum started cussing at them and pointed a black semi-automatic at his car.

"We had our three kids in the back, I forget where we were going but he pointed the gun at the car," Shoup said.

The 2005 police report states officers did find an unloaded gun and bullets in his car, and that Bloebaum did not have a conceal carry permit.

We checked and Bloebaum was charged with felonies back in 2005, 1985 and 1983. But it turns out all of those felonies were expunged.

Bloebaum's friends and family members declined to talk to us on camera. But neighbors tell us Bloebaum was prone to angry outbursts

Tiffany Filippo has lived near the Bloebaums for the past year and a half. She's not surprised to hear he had incidents of road rage and violence in the past.

"It's kind of scary because it could have happened to any of these neighbors that have come in contact with him," Filippo said.

Shoup says he just feels for the family of Jasen Yousif, who Bloebaum is accused of shooting and killing in this target parking lot.

Bloebaum is currently being held in the Oklahoma County jail. He did receive a 2-year deferred sentence for that 2005 case.

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