Angry Driver Shoots 10-Year-Old in the Face

Road rage incident in Louisiana leads to shots being fired, police say

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Jun 23, 2014 4:32 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Louisiana driver got so angry on Saturday that he allegedly fired three or four shots into a Chevrolet pickup truck, grazing a 10-year-old boy in the face, the Times-Picayune reports. It all started on I-10 near New Orleans, where a 50-year-old man was driving the Chevy with his girlfriend's son in the back. Also driving: David Jackson Sr., who was traveling with his two sons and their mother in an Acura, Kenner police say. Jackson "flings a cigarette out the vehicle," a police sergeant tells WWL, and the butt apparently hit the truck, which police say proceeded to cut Jackson off. "And [Jackson] gets mad at that point." The two drivers kept cutting each other off until Jackson opened fire from the middle lane, according to a police report.

The Chevy driver then rammed Jackson and followed him to an intersection where he rammed him again, and police made their arrest. "I already knew my son had been shot, there was no way I was letting him go," the Chevy driver said, according to the sergeant. Now Jackson—who was already on parole for possessing a firearm and distributing drugs—is facing a bevy of charges including attempted second-degree murder and possession of 19 grams of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, WDSU reports. The boy went into surgery to have bullet fragments removed from his sinus cavity, and may have to undergo plastic surgery. (Click for another extreme incident of road rage.)

David Sean Jackson, Sr., 26.   (Kenner Police Dept.)
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