Father says road rage bullet threatened kids' lives

by: Manuel Bojorquez Updated:

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HENRY COUNTY, Ga. —

A Henry County father said the bullet that shattered his SUV's rear window could have injured or killed one of his three children.

Now McDonough police are looking for the road rage shooter.

"The only thing that stopped [the bullet] was the windshield wiper. It's made of solid steel," said the father, who asked to remain anonymous.

He said the motor stopped the bullet from "hitting my oldest son in the head."

Channel 2 Action News obtained a police report of the incident. According to the report, the shooting happened April 8 at about 11 p.m.

The father, his wife, their three children and two family friends were in a Ford Explorer, driving along GA 20/81.

The family reported a black or green Mitsubishi Montero Sport was driving slowly, and eventually stopped in the road. The father said he waited two or three minutes, and when the driver would not move, he honked.

The other driver pulled into a parking lot on Phillips Drive, they told police, so the family kept driving.

That's when the situation escalated.

"He came flying up behind us, then all I can remember is my back glass shattering," he said.

Jonathan Dupre is one of the family friends who was in the SUV that night.

"Multiple people could have died," he said. "Honestly, the only thing I can think about is I'm glad nobody got hurt."

The Ford emblem on the back of the family's SUV still has a bullet hole in it.

The victims said police recovered the bullet and are analyzing it.

Anyone with information about the incident should call detectives at the McDonough Police Department.