INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State Police arrested a Greenfield driver in an incident involving shots being fired from one vehicle to another on I-65 near Washington Street in Indianapolis.
Justin McGuire, 33, Greenfield, was arrested in Indianapolis on Tuesday night on preliminary charges of three counts of criminal recklessness, state police said.
At 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, state police dispatchers received a 911 call about the shots being fired and were told the incident involved the driver of a gray or silver Ram pickup firing at a Jeep Patriot during a road rage encounter. Troopers located the suspect vehicle a short time later near Holt Road and I-70 where the driver was detained.
Indiana State Police detectives were called to the scene and preliminary investigation led them to believe McGuire was driving the Ram pick-up and became engaged in road rage, state police said. During the incident McGuire allegedly fired at least one shot at the Jeep striking the Jeep that was occupied by an adult driver and two children. The driver of the Jeep drove to a safe location and immediately notified police.
This interstate shooting investigation marks the 61st shooting incident for troopers at the Indianapolis Post on Indianapolis area interstates. Last year, troopers investigated a total of 65 interstate shootings in the Indianapolis area.