ATLANTA — Atlanta Police arrested two people after police said a woman shot a man in the leg on Interstate-20 west during rush hour Monday, in what they describe as a road rage incident.
According to Atlanta Police, when officers got on the scene on I-20 near the Martin Luther King Drive exit, they found the man with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Police said that the victim told investigators that while driving on I-20, he accidentally cut off a female driver, who in turn, shot at him, hitting him in the leg. He told officers that after she shot him, the shooter drove off, police said.
A short time later, Atlanta 911 dispatchers received a call from the female driver who was allegedly involved in the incident. She claimed that the wounded man was the one who shot at her while she was driving on I-20 westbound, according to police.
The female driver admitted to police that she did return fire with her own gun, which struck him in the leg, officers said.
The man was transported to a local hospital for additional medical treatment, police said. The female driver was not hurt.
Police had been questioning both drivers as part of their investigation, and the following day announced that they had arrested Alexis Adams and charged her with aggravated assault and aggressive driving. Omar Forbes, who was also reportedly in the car, was charged with reckless driving.
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