Chatham County Police looking for suspect after semi driver shot at on I-95

Published: Dec. 10, 2021 at 7:55 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 10, 2021 at 4:48 PM EST
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CHATHAM CO., Ga. (WTOC) - Police are investigating after a semi driver was shot at Friday morning on Interstate 95.

According to the Chatham County Police Department, a man driving a truck reported that he had been shot in the face by the driver of blue Ford Focus around 6:30 a.m. The driver of the truck reported that he had passed the car a few moments earlier and when the car caught up to him, the driver hung out of the window and fired his weapon – striking the driver of the truck in the face.

The victim told police this all occurred while he was driving approximately 70 mph. The victim pulled over at the Love’s Truck Stop in Richmond Hill and called 911.

Based on the victim’s injuries, police believe at this time that the weapon may be a BB gun. The victim was treated at the scene by EMS for minor injuries.

Police are now searching for a blue Ford Focus driven by a black male with corn rows. The vehicle was last seen heading south on I-95.

Another truck driver WTOC spoke to on Friday says controlling a vehicle of this size is already a dangerous task and that this could have been a lot worse.

“I think people should really treat people how they want to be treated,” said truck driver Aaron Brown.

Aaron Brown says he’s been a truck driver for 12 years. After telling him about this incident, he says the driver’s response is critical.

“I’m sure that driver at that time, first thing on his mind was, you know, maintaining the vehicle and moving into a safe location.”

Brown says he’s glad the truck driver was able to avoid hitting anything. Brown also says truck drivers typically take training classes and courses every year. Sometimes, they can even learn from incidents like these.

“We train ourselves by watching other videos. You know, communicating with other drivers and hearing their stories.”

Anyone with information about this incident should call police or Crime Stoppers at 912-234-2020.

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