Man Shot During Road Rage Incident

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We have more news on a Veterans Day incident that occurred in Murfreesboro on Broad Street at Middle Tennessee Boulevard. Sergeant Kyle Evans told NewsRadio WGNS that they are calling this a road rage incident.

As police responded they made contact with 58-year old James Ross who stated that he was shot once. As police approached the alleged shooter identified as 22-year old Isaac Garner, he stated, "I feared for my life, I feared for my life." Garner was then taken into custody to be further questioned.

Garner told police that Ross drove around his vehicle and stopped in front of him. Garner says that Ross got out and approached the drivers side of his car and Garner reached for a gun that was stored inside his glove box. He then shot Ross in the abdomen, according to a police report released on Thursday.

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Ross told police that Garner was driving about 20 miles per hour so he passed him. Ross said that Garner then flipped him a bird and swerved towards him. Ross then pulled in front of Garner and exited his vehicle. Ross said he was unsure if the driver was male or female as he approached the car due to the length of Garners hair.

As the investigation continued, Ross said that he did not threaten Garner in anyway, but simply wanted to ask him what his problem was. Ross stated, "He reached into the glove compartment and pulled out a silver revolver and shot me." Ross then retreated to 1227 South East Broad Street.

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Witnesses claim that Ross approached Garner's vehicle in an aggressive manner and took an aggressive stance at the drivers side window before being shot.

After the shooting, Ross was flown by Life Flight Helicopter to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. The case is still under investigation. No arrests have been made and the medical condition of Ross has not been released.

Photos from NewsChannel 5's Chris Cannon
Photos from NewsChannel 5's Chris Cannon
Photos from NewsChannel 5's Chris Cannon

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