A 39-year-old man is in stable condition after being shot in the face during what police are calling a “road rage” incident Wednesday evening.
It happened in the 1900 block of S. Seneca at around 8:00. Police say the victim was driving a truck and was pulling into a parking lot when he nearly struck a bicyclist who was on the sidewalk.
The driver and bicyclist got into an argument and the man stepped out of his truck. At one point, the bicyclist pulled a gun that he had in a holster on his hip and shot the man once in the face.
The man was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Police say several people witnessed the event, including the man’s wife and 8-year-old daughter, who were still in the truck. They were able to provide a description of the suspect.
One eyewitness followed the 28-year-old suspect and kept in communication with 911.
Officers found the suspect at Pawnee and Seneca. Police say officers and the suspect got into an altercation, but the suspect was tased and arrested. He was booked on one count of Attempted First Degree Murder.
Police are reviewing video from businesses near the incident as they continue their investigation.
The victim is expected to be okay. No one else was hurt.
Police say the suspect was carrying the gun legally.