Dad dies after road rage shooting near Cheshire Bridge



ATLANTA, Ga. - Police believe it was road rage that caused a driver to shoot into another car near Cheshire Bridge Road in northeast Atlanta.

Demetrius Wright, Gwinnett father of a 10-year-old girl, died three weeks after the shooting. Police believe he was trying to get onto I-85 near Cheshire Bridge when a grey Pontiac Grand Prix, carrying three men, pulled up and opened fire.

Wright’s family gave their first interview since the March 16 shooting.

“It is the worst feeling ever to know that someone you love was on their way home from doing something they love and then they were shot,” Wright’s fiancée Alexis Laney told Channel 2’s Ryan Young on Tuesday.

Laney is supposed to be preparing for one of the happiest days of her life. She was close to marrying, Wright, her boyfriend of 10 years. Instead, she’s planning his funeral this weekend.

“I never would have imagined having to watch my fiancé be buried on Saturday,” Laney said. “I thought he would live forever. I thought we were going to grow old.”

Loved ones are pleading for witnesses to come forward to help police make an arrest in this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477.

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