Police: No provocation in Monaghan Twp. road rage incident

Carroll Township Police said Monday that Friday’s shooting in Monaghan Township may have been a road rage incident, but it was decidedly one-way.

“There’s nothing to indicate that he (the victim) provoked this incident,” Carroll Township Sgt. David Smith said.

Smith said the shooter “was tailgating the victim for a little bit and then opened fire, three shots in the cab area of the truck.”

Smith said the shooter’s truck was a black Nissan pickup truck, either a Frontier or Titan, with an extended or quad cab and no cap on the back.

After the shots were fired, the victim accelerated and didn’t look behind him to see where the shooter went, Smith said.

“He was extremely upset,” he said.

Smith said police were not releasing the victim’s name because the investigation is ongoing.

Smith said Carroll Township Police continue to work with Pennsylvania State Police and the FBI to see if there is a link between Friday’s incident and the shooting death of a man on Interstate 81 in Franklin County on Saturday.

Previous report

Carroll Township Police are looking for whomever fired shots at another person during a road rage incident in Monaghan Township Friday evening, according to a news release.

An officer on patrol was alerted of the altercation in the 100 block of North York Road at about 6:45 p.m., police said.

The victim, a driver of a Dodge pickup, said he was being followed by a black pickup that was driving recklessly behind him, the release states.

The black truck pulled up beside his and an occupant fired several shots at the victim, striking the vehicle several times, police said.

One bullet just missed the victim’s head and was found in the driver’s side head rest, police said.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Carroll Township Police at 717-432-3317 or through York County 911 at 717-854-5571.

Also of interest: Police: Driver on I-81 rammed, then shot and killed. State police said they’re looking for links between these two incidents.

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One Response to Police: No provocation in Monaghan Twp. road rage incident

  1. Sherry Wade says:

    I have been watching news to see if there would be any similar road killings since Officer Ellis was killed because I thought it was likely someone that just likes to kill and was traveling through Bardstown…I found this news piece that happened 3 months after his murder, near Cincinnati (ironically his hometown) which is really not far from here…about 130 miles or so.I live in Bardstown and have posted this info on the Bardstown Police dept facebook page but got no response. it is VERY similar sounding to the tragic events that have recently occurred in your area.
    http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/brown-county/brittany-stykes-update-3-months-later-pregnant-mothers-killing-unsolved

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