Road rage ends in shots fired at car of Pfeiffer student

Published 5:28 pm Wednesday, August 3, 2022

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Friday morning, Rowan County sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported road rage that resulted in shots fired at a Pfeiffer University student who was on his way to Asheville.

Deputies said the victim called the sheriff’s office just before 11 a.m., saying he was at the Dollar General on N.C. Highway 152 waiting for their arrival. He told them that he was traveling down Old Beatty Ford Road behind a 2004 Honda Accord, and admitted he “may have been too close,” so the driver of the Honda brake checked him.

Reports said after the third incident, the Honda moved to the side and the victim was able to pass. The victim stopped at an intersection to turn left, and the driver of the Honda pulled onto the shoulder beside him and fired three shots from his driver’s side window before speeding off, according to law enforcement.

No shell casings were found at the scene and no damage was found on the victim’s car. The victim did get a license plate and deputies went to the address on the registration, but the Honda was not there and no one answered the door. The investigation continues.