Published November 14, 2012
WSP seeking witnesses to I-5 road rage shootingSTACIA GLENN
The Washington State Patrol is looking for witnesses to a road rage incident that stretched Saturday from Interstate 5 to Tacoma streets and ended after a high-speed pursuit.It started at 2:10 p.m. on northbound I- 5 when a man called 911 to report that another driver had shot at him near the Tacoma Dome. The incident moved off the South 56th Street exit and to South 52nd Street, South Cushman Avenue and Joes Deli in Fife.The involved cars were a grey Ford Escape and a white Nissan Altima.Trooper Guy Gill said a man in the Escape fired three rounds at the other vehicle, narrowly missing the driver. The victim then followed the Escape against the advice of 911 dispatchers and tried to confront him outside the deli, where the Escapes driver again brandished a gun.Officers from three agencies began chasing the Escape, bringing it to an end after a trooper performed a PIT maneuver in Federal Way. The 34-year-old driver was arrested on suspicion of felony eluding police, driving under the influence and on multiple counts related to the shooting.Were looking for anybody that may have seen anyhing, Gill said.Witnesses are asked to call State Patrol Detective Vik Mauro at 253-538-3176 or Detective Sergeant Bruce Lantz at 253-538-3178.