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NYPD Officer Acquitted in Road Rage Killing

Wayne Isaacs was off duty when he shot and killed Delrawn Small

(Newser) - A New York City police officer charged with killing an unarmed man in an apparent road rage shooting was acquitted of murder and manslaughter on Monday, the AP reports. A Brooklyn jury returned the verdict at the trial of Wayne Isaacs, who was off duty on July 4, 2016, when... More »

Boy, 4, Shot in Head After Mom Honks at Car

Apparent road rage incident leaves him in serious condition

(Newser) - A mother's honk at a car blocking the road turned tragic in Cleveland early Monday, when her 4-year-old son was shot in the head by the other driver in an apparent road rage incident. Police say the mother was driving her son as well as her 7-year-old daughter when... More »

Scary Road Rage Incident Caught on Video

Hummer refuses to let semi pass on interstate

(Newser) - A video going viral on social media shows a scary road-rage incident between a semi and a Hummer on an interstate in Texas. The truck is trying to pass the Hummer, but the Hummer keeps switching lanes at the same time to prevent the truck from doing so. CBS 7... More »

Suspect Charged in 'Savage' Road Rage Killing of Teenager

David Desper is facing murder charges

(Newser) - A suspect has been arrested for the murder of a teenager who was shot in the head during a horrifying road rage incident Wednesday. ABC 6 reports that 28-year-old David Desper of Pennsylvania surrendered around 2am Sunday and has been charged with first- and third-degree murder, among other crimes. Desper... More »

Video Shows Motorcyclist Kick Car, Then a Crash

A non-involved driver was hospitalized with multiple injuries

(Newser) - One person was hospitalized following a dangerous apparent road-rage incident that was caught on video Wednesday in California, KTLA reports. Tim Morrison and Chris Traber were on their way to work in Santa Clarita when they saw a car cut off a motorcycle. The situation looked like it was escalating,... More »

Police Disclose Details of Muslim Teen's Murder

They say it was road rage, not a hate crime

(Newser) - The murder of a Muslim teenager in Virginia appears to have been a "road rage incident," not a hate crime, police say—although 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen's relatives do not agree. Police say Nabra was among a group of around 15 teens who became involved in a dispute... More »

'Impatient' Driver Hits Tour de France Champ

Chris Froome uninjured in Tuesday crash

(Newser) - Chris Froome will be aiming for his fourth Tour de France victory—and his third in a row —when the famous race kicks off in July. But he was almost pushed to the sidelines. The British cyclist, currently one of the best in the world, says a motorist deliberately... More »

8-Year-Old Murdered Moments After Surviving Car Crash

Grieving mom of Latoyia Jarmon-Thomas believes it was road rage

(Newser) - Police in Houston are looking into the murder of an 8-year-old just moments after she survived a car crash unharmed. Latoyia Jarmon-Thomas, mother of De'Maree Adkins, says they were on their way home in her Honda Accord early Saturday when they were hit by a speeding Pontiac while traveling... More »

Arrest Made in Road-Rage Killing of 3-Year-Old Boy

Gary Holmes charged with murder of Acen King in Little Rock, Ark.

(Newser) - A suspect has been nabbed in an Arkansas road-rage case that left a 3-year-old boy dead last week. Confirmation comes via the US Marshals that Gary Holmes was arrested in connection with the murder of Acen King, who was killed after a man shot at the car he was riding... More »

Reward Hits $40K in Road Rage Killing of Boy, 3

Gunman opened fire after grandmother honked horn

(Newser) - The FBI and the Little Rock Police Department are each offering a $20,000 reward in the hope of finding a driver who killed a little boy because he didn't like his grandmother's driving. The boy, 3-year-old Acen King, was fatally shot near a shopping center Saturday evening... More »

Boy, 3, Killed By Driver Upset His Grandma Driving Too Slow

Apparent road rage shooting after woman 'wasn't moving fast enough at a stop sign'

(Newser) - A 3-year-old Arkansas boy on a shopping trip is dead after another driver decided that the boy's grandmother "wasn't moving fast enough at a stop sign," got out of his car, and opened fire in an apparent fit of road rage, reports the AP . The boy... More »

Guy Who Fatally Shot Ex-NFLer Charged With Manslaughter

Ronald Gasser had initially been released without charges

(Newser) - The man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute has been arrested and jailed on a manslaughter charge, records show. Ronald Gasser, 54, was arrested late Monday. He was initially taken into custody after the shooting last Thursday but he was released without being charged... More »

Man Cops Say Killed Ex-NFLer Released Without Charges

Joe McKnight was shot and killed in a road rage incident Thursday

(Newser) - The 54-year-old man police say killed a former NFL player during a road rage incident Thursday in Louisiana had been arrested and charged for a road rage incident at the exact same intersection 10 years ago, USA Today reports. In 2006, a man saw a truck driving unsafely and called... More »

Argument at Intersection Leaves Ex-NFL Player Dead

Joe McKnight shot to death in New Orleans

(Newser) - Road rage is being blamed for the shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight in New Orleans on Thursday. McKnight, 28, who spent three seasons with the Jets and Chiefs and played this year in the Canadian Football League, was shot to death at an intersection, reports the Times-Picayune... More »

George Zimmerman Road-Rage Incident Ends in 20-Year Sentence

Matthew Apperson was found guilty of attempted second-degree murder

(Newser) - A Florida man who fired at George Zimmerman's vehicle during a road-rage confrontation has been sentenced to 20 years in prison; that's the minimum sentence mandated by the state. The Orlando Sentinel reports that at the sentencing hearing Monday morning, Zimmerman said 38-year-old Matthew Apperson showed no regard... More »

Dad Killed in Apparent Road-Rage Incident on Way to See Baby

Dennis Sloboda had been followed by a driver with a gun

(Newser) - A father was on the way to visit his newborn Monday night when he was fatally shot in a suspected road-rage incident outside Seattle, the Seattle Times reports. It's unclear what exactly happened between 33-year-old Dennis Sloboda and the other driver, but Sloboda showed up at his brother Anton'... More »

Once Jailed for Road Rage, Florida Man Is Victim of It

Gary Lynn Durham was shot dead Wednesday morning

(Newser) - Gary Lynn Durham was on probation until 2017, but didn't live to see it end. The Florida man, who had served a decade in prison in connection with a 2001 road-rage incident that ended in a man's death, was himself killed in what police say was another case... More »

Judge's Sentence for Road-Rage Charge: You Will Knit

'It will not be a meager amount. You have committed a serious offense'

(Newser) - When Amanda McCabe was accused in court of assaulting another Scottish woman after a road-rage incident in Dundee, she had a most unusual reaction: She bragged about what a terrific knitter she was, noting she could whip up a sweater in just a few days, Mashable reports. Clare Smith alleged... More »

Video: Hit-and-Run Moments Before Road-Rage Shooting

There may have been another car accident before the one that led to Will Smith's death

(Newser) - A man has been charged with murder in the road rage shooting death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith, but surveillance video from shortly before the shooting raises questions about what actually started the incident. Police say Cardell Hayes' Hummer rear-ended Smith's Mercedes SUV (which in turn... More »

Ex-Saints Player Killed in Road-Rage Incident

Will Smith was on Super Bowl-winning team in 2010

(Newser) - Former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, who played on the 2010 team that brought home the Super Bowl title, was "having a blast" Saturday night in NOLA's Garden district, per his own Instagram photo . Then abruptly, he was dead, reports the Times Picayune , the victim of... More »

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