Alabama Woman With Road Rage Shoots Husband: Police

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
July 9, 2019USshare
Alabama Woman With Road Rage Shoots Husband: Police
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CULLMAN—Alabama police say a woman shot her husband in an attempt to shoot someone else in an act of road rage.

News outlets report Erica Cole was charged on Saturday, July 6, with attempted murder, assault, and reckless endangerment.

“Around 6:45 p.m. on Highway 69 in Dodge City, a fight occurred which escalated and carried over to a home on County Road 160 in Bremen,” the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office said, ABC33/40 reported.

Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry said the road rage incident began turning violent when Cole tried to shoot someone. But instead, she shot her husband Nicholas Cole in the head. The sheriff says he’s in stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing. It is unclear if Erica Cole has an attorney.

“Cole is currently being held at the Cullman County Detention Center without a bond,” according to MEAWW.

‘Road Rage’ Shooting in Alabama Over the Weekend

Investigators say an Alabama woman was shot to death and two people in the vehicle with her were wounded in what appears to be a road rage incident on an interstate highway.

The shootings happened on Friday night, July 5, on the eastbound side of Interstate 20/59 in Tuscaloosa.

Capt. Gary Hood is commander of the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes unit. He told the Tuscaloosa News that someone from another vehicle fired into the one carrying 25-year-old Zakia Bibbs of Tuscaloosa, and she was killed.

A 22-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man who were in the vehicle with Bibbs were treated for gunshot wounds that were not life-threatening.

Hood said “it appears to be a road rage type incident,” but did not immediately release further information.

“No arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified at this point,” WBRC reported.

Authorities ask that anyone who witnessed this event, or may have information about it, to contact the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit at ‪205-464-8690‬ or TCSO dispatch at ‪205-752-0616 ext 1‬, the station reported.

NTD News staff contributed to this article.

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