Man shot in head in front of wife, children on Interstate 20 in Arlington

A man was shot in the head during a road rage incident Monday night in Arlington, police said.
A man was shot in the head during a road rage incident Monday night in Arlington, police said. Courtesy

A man was taken to the hospital after his head was grazed by a bullet during a road rage shooting in Arlington on Monday evening, police said.

He was driving with his wife and two children in the westbound lane of I-20 near New York Avenue when he was shot, according to the Arlington Police Department. The man’s wife and children were not injured.

In a news release, police said the man was driving southbound on S.H. 360 to merge onto the westbound lanes of I-20 just after 8 p.m. As he began driving in the right hand lane, the suspect vehicle, which was described as a light colored, possibly a white or silver hatchback, began to pass the victim on the outside shoulder.

The hatchback sideswiped the victim’s car and caused damage to the mirror and right front fender.

“It’s possible the suspect’s vehicle might have minor damage to the driver’s side of the vehicle,” police said.

The victim pulled over onto the shoulder to exchange insurance information with the suspect.

Police said after the suspect left the hatchback, he started to kick the victim’s driver’s side door and bang on the window while the victim was still inside his car. The victim rolled his window down and said the suspect pointed a gun at him, police said.

As the victim turned his head, the suspect fired one round, which grazed the victim’s head and exited out of the passenger window, police said.

The suspect drove away the scene westbound on I-20. Witnesses said that he is a Hispanic male, mid-20’s, 5’08” tall, medium build, with a mustache and goatee or beard, police said.

The suspect wore black rim glasses.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Gun Crimes Detective Hill at 817.575.8610. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by contacting Tarrant County Crime Stoppers at 817.469.TIPS.

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