FWPD investigating “Road Rage” incident on Maplecrest

Published: Nov. 19, 2023 at 2:10 PM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Fort Wayne Police are investigating what witnesses described as a road rage incident. It happened Sunday afternoon along Maplecrest near the intersection of Lake Avenue.

Police were called to the area at around noon Sunday afternoon.

Dispatch says they received several calls about a road rage incident that unfolded and that someone had been shot. A witness tells 21Alive he was driving by when he heard gunfire, and a bullet went through the front passenger window of his SUV.

Once police got there, police say they found a man suffering from a gunshot to the arm, and another uninvolved person was also struck by that same gunfire. From statements gathered at the scene, police say one driver, who was a man, got out of the car and approached the driver of the other car, who was also a man and started beating him.

That driver, police say, then shot several rounds from a handgun, striking the other man in the arm. All people involved suffered non-critical injuries according to police.

The driver who shot this gun was taken into custody on charges of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon by injuring the uninvolved party. The other driver has pending battery charges according to police.

A large portion of Maplecrest was shut down for more than an hour as police gathered evidence on the scene.

This incident remains under investigation.