Man in custody after mother shot in road rage incident while riding in car

ATLANTA — A mother was shot in the back in a road rage incident while riding in a car with her family.

The incident happened on Northside Drive on Tuesday morning. Police said a man flagged officers down at a Circle K gas station and said his wife was shot while the family was traveling on Metropolitan Parkway at University Ave.

Channel 2′s Audrey Washington spoke with a gas station, manager where the family pulled over after she was shot.

“He just said, ‘my wife got shot in the back,’” store clerk Jordan Flatt said.

The woman was alert, conscious and breathing when she was taken to the hospital.

Channel 2 was provide surveillance video showing an SUV rolling into the Circle K in southwest Atlanta. The man told officers he got into an argument with another driver, and then that driver opened fire, hitting his wife.

The victim’s husband was able to provide a description of the suspected shooter’s vehicle. Officers immediately caught up wit the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop.


Officers detained a man that matched the description provided by the victims. Police also found a gun that was believed to be in the suspect’s possession at the time of the shooting.

Police said there were children in both the victims’ and the shooters’ vehicles, but they were not injured.

Police have not released the name of the suspected shooter, but said charges are anticipated.

“When I went outside, I saw he pulled up and his windows were shot. Two or three minutes later, he came inside to buy something for his kids and he ended up telling me his wife got shot in the back,” Flatt said.

The clerk told Washington a car drove by a few minutes later and the man pointed it out as the driver who shot at his family.

The clerk said he was concerned for the two kids in the back of the car.

“I have two sons almost their age. It hit home a little bit,” Flatt said. “I was making sure they were alright, getting a couple of juices on the house.”