LANHAM, Md. - Police are searching for a driver they say fired a shot at a vehicle on the Capital Beltway during what is now the third road rage incident reported in the D.C. region since Thursday.
The incident happened around 12:15 a.m. Friday as the victim, a 21-year old woman from Virginia, was trying to merge onto Interstate 495 from westbound Route 50.
The woman told police that as she tried to enter the lanes of the Beltway, a man driving a blue minivan deliberately blocked her then pulled a handgun and fired at her car.
The shot struck the woman’s vehicle but she was able to speed off onto Interstate 495 unharmed. The suspect was last seen exiting onto westbound Route 50. The driver is described as a black man with short dreads wearing a white t-shirt. Anyone with information is asked to call Maryland State Police at 301-345-3101.
At around 12:25 a.m. on Friday, police in Anne Arundel County say a suspected road-rage incident led to an arrest in Odenton. Police say a man reported that a male driver pulled a weapon on him in a convenience store parking lot after an incident that began earlier on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway.
31-year-old Wallace Paul Wormack Jr. was arrested and faces assault charges in the incident that is still under investigation.
Police are also still investigating a suspected road-rage incident in Northern Virginia that left a man injured. The incident started near National Harbor in Prince George’s County where the victim told police an aggressive driver followed him along the inner-loop of the Capital Beltway into Virginia. The victim’s car window shattered during the incident injuring the driver. An infant was also in the vehicle but was unharmed.
Police located the 25-year-old suspect after the victim recorded video on his cell phone. At this time no charges have ben filed.