Man shot, killed by female motorcyclist in road rage incident on I-5, State Patrol says
FIFE, Wash. — A road rage incident between a woman on a motorcycle and a man in a car on I-5 at the King-Pierce county border led to a physical fight between the two, at which point the woman pulled out a gun and shot the man, the Washington State Patrol said.
He died of his injuries.
Trooper Brooke Bova said the woman motorcyclist called 911 after the shooting and waited for authorities. She was being detained while the investigation was underway.
On Friday, it was disclosed that the motorcyclist had been released pending further investigation. The State Patrol offered no other details.
Bova said the road rage incident occurred just before 5 p.m. as both drivers were traveling southbound on I-5, right by the King-Pierce county line. Both vehicles pulled over into the left lane, and that's when the physical fight occurred between the man and woman, with both of them fighting on the ground, Bova said. The woman then drew a weapon and fired, hitting the man, Bova said.
The man was treated by medics at the scene, but he did not survive, the State Patrol.
Bova said there were "many witnesses" to the fight and shooting. She also confirmed that there was a female passenger in the man's car who witnessed his killing and was "visibly shaken."
This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.