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Police: Shooting on I-70 result of road rage; person of interest in custody in Fairborn

Published: Thursday, July 11, 2019 @ 7:37 AM
Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2019 @ 2:38 PM

Huber Heights police are trying to determine if someone shot out a car’s window just before the driver crashed into a wall on Interstate 70 west at Ohio 235 in Huber Heights on Thursday morning. 

UPDATE @ 2:38 p.m.:

Police have a person of interest in a road-rage shooting on I-70 in Huber Heights this morning.

The person, whose name has not been released, is currently in custody with the Fairborn Police Department, according to Huber Heights police.

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They have not been charged in Huber Heights at this time.

A person was taken into custody after a separate shooting incident in Fairborn later this morning.

A caller reported shots were fired from a pickup truck shortly before 10:15 a.m. near East Xenia Drive and North Central Avenue in Fairborn.

Police were able to stop the driver of the suspected pickup truck on Ohio 235 and arrested them.

Police believe the driver is connected to the incident in Huber Heights.

We will continue to update this story as more information is available.

UPDATE @ 11:21 a.m.

A shooting on I-70 this morning around 6:30 a.m. was a result of a road rage incident, Huber Heights police said.

“The victim sustained a minor grazing wound and was transported to the ER,” police said in a prepared statement.

The suspect vehicle in the shooting was described as a black Dodge pickup.

Later, Fairborn police responded to a report of shots fired in their city around 10:30 a.m., also reported to involve a black Dodge pickup.

Fairborn police were able to stop the black Dodge pickup in the area of Ohio 235 near Haddix Road.

INITIAL REPORT:

Huber Heights police are trying to determine if someone shot out a car’s window just before the driver crashed into a wall on Interstate 70 west at Ohio 235 in Huber Heights on Thursday morning. 

The single car crash happened about 6:30 a.m. when the car ran into the median. Paramedics reported to the scene, according to scanner traffic, but it’s not clear if anyone was injured. 

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The motorist told police that he was driving past a car dealership in Fairborn when someone driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck made a u-turn and started chasing him, according to scanner traffic. 

While the driver who said he was being chased was on the Ohio 235 ramp to I-70 west, he heard several popping sounds that he thought were gunshots, according to scanner traffic. When the motorist got on I-70 west, the Dodge Ram passed him on the left side and kept going on I-70 west. 

The car that was being chased crashed then crashed into the median. The rear passenger side window of the car is shattered.

There is no other information available at this time. But we have a photographer at the scene, and we will bring you the latest information when it’s available.