UNIVERSITY PLACE, Wash. – A man is dead after a road rage incident in Lakewood escalated into a shooting Wednesday night, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office.
The shooting happened along Chambers Creek Road West in University Place after police say a 48-year-old man got out of his truck with a gun after a confrontation on the road. A 42-year-old man in the car behind the truck also got out and fired, killing the 48-year-old.
The details of the shooting are still under investigation, and detectives are interviewing witnesses.
Police say the shooter stayed at the scene and is cooperating with authorities. Roads in the area have been closed during the investigation.
Authorities say the best thing to do during a road rage incident is to ignore the person and call 911 if they persist on threatening you.