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Tennessee road rage shooting involves man charged with similar incident before

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A Tennessee road rage shooting involve a man who was charged with a similar incident before. The main difference this time was he brandished guns.

Rodney Lee Scott allegedly pointed them at a motorcyclist and shooting him several times. Scott is being held on two counts of attempted murder charges for the shooting and also backing his SUV into another motorcyclist. ABC News reported Dec. 17 that Scott almost hit both motorcyclists when they exited the interstate.

Scott is jailed on $1 million bond, according to the Knoxville County Sheriff's Office.

The Tennessee road rage shooting ironically occurred on the same street where Scott was charged once before with assaulting a passenger in a car he stopped back in 2002.

After Scott narrowly missed hitting the motorcyclists while driving on the freeway, they began waving their arms at him. He gestured something obscene then backed his vehicle into one of the motorcyclists, knocking him over. The police statement said Scott is being charged with fleeing the scene of an accident as well at the attempted murder charges.

Things got heated in the Tennessee road rage shooting when a witness offered to help the two motorcyclists after Scott drove off. They followed him to his house, rang up police, and waited for them to arrive. Neighbors told police that Scott started making racial slurs (one of the motorcyclists was black) before going into his garage retrieving two guns. He began shooting at the men with one gun in each hand.

Scott shot Tyler Lakin three times in the back and once in the wrist. He kept firing at him even though he was already on the ground. Lakin is currently at University of Tennessee Medical Center and listed in stable condition as of Tuesday afternoon.

More charges in the Tennessee road rage shooting could be pinned on Scott after blood-alcohol tests are examined.



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