MILAN, Ohio (WJW) — The Ohio State Highway Patrol is asking for the public’s help in finding a man suspected of firing shots following a road rage incident on the Ohio Turnpike in Erie County last month.
On May 9, troopers were called to the area of the turnpike near SR-4 around Groton Township at 7 p.m. after the victim called in the shooting.
“The victim was being tailgated by another vehicle and he kind of decided to hit his brakes and kind of escalated the situation which ultimately resulted in a shooting,” said Sgt. Ryan Purpura.
They discovered that no one was injured but said the victim was able to describe the suspect’s vehicle. Officials were unable to locate the suspect, but have since found him on turnpike surveillance footage (photos seen below).
“This could have resulted in a lot worse outcome,” Purpura said. “Fortunately, no one got hurt or killed, but it could have easily happened, and if you look at that shot in the door, another two feet, it definitely could have struck that driver.”
The investigation is still underway and anyone who may see the suspect or his vehicle is asked to call troopers at 440-234-2096.