Road rage incident ends in gunfire

Posted at 11:45 AM, May 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-25 11:45:23-04

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — Several people were involved Saturday in a road rage incident that ended with a 24-year-old pulling out a handgun and firing at another vehicle.

Michigan State Police are investigating the situation, which happened Saturday around 5:10 p.m., when Officers say they received word that a white Chrysler was involved in a road rage incident somewhere in Kalamazoo County.  They also got information that a passenger in that vehicle had brandished a handgun and fired a round.

Battle Creek Police were reportedly able to locate the vehicle as it pulled into Lakeview Mall, where they detained the occupants.

Police report that the other vehicle involved in the original road rage incident was occupied by three Kalamazoo residents; a 19-year-old, a 21-year-old, and a 23-year-old.  They were reportedly traveling east on I-94 when the suspect white Chrysler “brake checked” them for tailgating.

The two vehicles allegedly hand an exchange of finger gestures, leading a passenger in the Chrysler to pull out a handgun and fire a single round, police say.

Police say that no one was injured in the incident, and that no vehicles were struck by the gunfire.

The incident remains under investigation and is set to be reviewed by the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s office for charges.