Tulsa Man Shot In Road Rage Incident

Friday, March 18th 2011, 8:06 am
By: News On 6


TULSA, Oklahoma – A 37-year-old man was shot in the face early Friday morning in what police called a road rage incident.

Police said the victim, who was driving a black Mazda, got into an altercation with another driver near 31st and Lewis about 1:30 a.m.

Police said the victim and two passengers in his car stopped, got out of the car, and got into a verbal confrontation with the other driver.

As the victim got back in the car to drive away, police said the gunman fired several shots at the vehicle with a bullet passing through the back window and hitting the victim in the cheek.

Police believe the shooting was a result of road rage and that the victim and the gunman do not know each other.

"Apparently the suspect was tailgating, driving real close to the back of the victim's car, and I guess they had some kind of an altercation out in the road prior to the shooting," Tulsa Police Sergeant Bryan Bryden said.

The victim's name has not been released.   He was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay.

Police say the suspect is a Hispanic man driving an older, dark-colored Toyota Celica.