SUSSEX COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Virginia State Police arrested a North Carolina man Thursday after a road rage incident on Interstate 95 resulted in a shooting.
On Wednesday around 12:09 p.m., police responded to a call of a shooting on I-95 northbound near the 32 mile marker in Sussex County.
Police say that a tractor-trailer and a Subaru Outback were headed north on I-95 when the drivers began “engaging with one another.”
Eventually, the Subaru drove down the right shoulder, pulled up alongside the tractor-trailer and shot at the truck.
One of the rounds struck the truck’s right rear tire.
The driver of the tractor-trailer then called Virginia State Police to report the incident and give a description of the Subaru. Dispatchers quickly alerted State Troopers in the area.
Then, the Subaru was spotted exiting I-95 at Carson Scales Exit 37. A trooper stopped the Subaru on Route 301.
After further investigating, the driver of the Subaru, 55-year-old Alton B. Parker of Fayetteville, N.C., was charged with attempted second degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, shooting from a moving vehicle and maliciously shooting at an occupied vehicle.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, a 27-year-old Florida man, was not injured in the incident.
“State police reminds motorists to never engage in aggressive driving behaviors with other drivers,” said Sgt. Stephan Vick, Virginia State Police Public Information Officer. “If you find yourself in a threatening situation on the road, then call State Police at #77. Please provide a description of the vehicle involved, direction of travel, if weapons have been displayed and any other pertinent information that can aid in the apprehension of the individual(s) involved.”
Parker is behind bars at Riverside Regional Jail.