ATLANTA — A man is now facing charges after a woman was shot while driving on a busy Atlanta road Tuesday morning in what police believe was a road-rage incident.
Atlanta Police previously said the shooting happened when the two got into an argument. Kids were inside both cars during the shooting. According to a Wednesday update from officers, the 29-year-old man is now charged with aggravated assault and cruelty to children among others.
Atlanta Police were flagged down to a gas station on Northside Drive where a man said his wife was driving northbound on Metropolitan Parkway at University Avenue around 7:45 a.m. when she was shot.
The man was able to provide officers with a description of the suspect vehicle. Officers were quickly able to conduct a traffic stop and take the suspect in custody.
Officers also located a firearm nearby that was believed to be in the suspect’s possession during the incident, police said.
The woman who was hit by gunfire was alert, conscious, and breathing and was transported to the hospital. The kids were not injured.
The suspect was transported to the Fulton County Jail.