Crime

November 12, 2013

North Richland Hills police seek driver of SUV in shooting

A Bedford man reported Monday that after tailgating him on Precinct Line Road, the driver of a white Lexus SUV pulled beside his vehicle and shot through the passenger window.

A Bedford man reported being shot Monday by the driver of a white Lexus sport utility vehicle that pulled up beside him on Precinct Line Road in North Richland Hills, police said.

The 20-year-old was shot in the upper right arm. He was treated at a Grapevine hospital and released, said Investigator Keith Bauman, a spokesman for North Richland Hills police.

No arrest had been reported by Tuesday evening.

The man said the incident began about 3:30 p.m. Monday on northbound Precinct Line Road near Mid-Cities Boulevard, Bauman said in a news release.

The man said the SUV “began to come up behind him at a high rate of speed,” Bauman said. “The victim tapped on his brakes in an effort to get the driver of the Lexus to stop following him so closely.”

But, Bauman said, the SUV driver pulled up beside the man’s vehicle and pointed a handgun at him.

“The victim saw his passenger window explode and realized the suspect had shot at him,” Bauman said.

He didn’t realize that he had been shot until he pulled off the road, Bauman said.

He contacted a relative in Grapevine, who took him to a hospital.

Grapevine police were summoned, but they referred the case to North Richland Hills police when they determined that’s where the shooting happened, Bauman said.

The man told police that he last saw the Lexus turning east on L.D. Lockett Road, Bauman said.

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