Road rage, crash leads to shooting on I-70 in Denver, police say

Posted at 9:44 AM, Dec 27, 2020

DENVER — Police in Denver are investigating a road rage shooting on Interstate 70.

The shooting occurred around 9:30 p.m. Saturday on the westbound lanes of I-70 between Havana Street and Central Park Avenue, according to the Denver Police Department.

Police said a vehicle involved in street racing on the highway was doing donuts when the driver lost control and struck an Infiniti 2-door coup.

Moments later, a driver in a two-tone silver and black extended cab Chevy pickup truck pulled up behind the crash, pulled out a shotgun and opened fire into the Infiniti, police said. No one was struck.

The pickup driver, described as a man of unknown race, was wearing a red and white checkered shirt with a black beanie. He took off after the shooting and has yet to be located, police said. Police recovered shell casings from the scene and are still investigating the incident.

The driver that caused the crash was arrested for reckless and exhibitionist speed.

This is the second road rage shooting in the same weekend in Denver.

Late Friday evening, a shooting on northbound I-25 near the I-70 interchange wounded one person in what police are calling a road rage incident.