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Category: “Road rage” shooting


Witnesses to road rage shooting on I-5 asked to call State Patrol

The Washington State Patrol is looking for witnesses to a road rage incident that stretched Saturday from Interstate 5 to Tacoma streets and ended after a high-speed pursuit into King County.

It started at 2:10 p.m. on northbound I- 5 when a man called 911 to report that another driver had shot at him near the Tacoma Dome. The incident moved off the South 56th Street exit and to South 52nd Street, South Cushman Avenue and the parking lot of Joe’s Deli in Fife.

The involved cars were a gray Ford Escape and a white Nissan Altima.

Trooper Guy Gill

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Man gets 15+ years for drive-by shooting that wounded 2-year-old girl

A 35-year-old man convicted of shooting a 2-year-old girl during a Tacoma road rage incident last year has been sentenced to 15 years, nine months in prison.

Pierce County Superior Court Judge Ronald Culpepper handed down the sentence to Sauni “Johnny” Misi this afternoon.

Misi pleaded earlier this month to first-degree assault, drive-by shooting and two counts of third-degree assault in connection with the Jan. 17, 2010, incident.

Prosecutors alleged Misi fired at a car carrying the girl and

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Police release sketch of suspect in road rage shooting

Federal Way police have released a sketch of a man who shot another motorist in a “road rage” incident that occurred Jan. 2 on South Military Road.

Joshua Deraitus, 31, of Auburn, was shot in the head about 12:15 p.m. as he was driving near Military Road South and 304th Street.  He lost his left eye in the shooting, police said.

He was taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. He was released from the hospital Jan. 8 but  returned the next day due to complications, police said. He is currently being cared for by his parents in Auburn.

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