Road-rage suspect reportedly opens fire on Mercer St.
SEATTLE -- A driver upset at being honked at opened fire on another vehicle, shattering its window and possibly hitting a passenger, Tuesday afternoon on Mercer Street near I-5, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to the police report for the incident, three people were in a Chevy Astro van heading toward I-5 on Mercer shortly before 3 p.m. when they were cut off by a light blue, early 90s Geo Metro.
After the driver of the van honked at the Geo, it pulled alongside them, and the driver of the Geo fired a handgun at the van through his own windshield, according to the report. The bullet left a hole in the Geo's windshield and completely shattered one of the van's rear windows.
The Geo did a U-turn and headed back the other direction with the van following it.
An officer on patrol saw the Geo run a red light near Fifth Avenue and John Street and was quickly flagged down by the occupants of the van, according to the report.
The officer found a bullet hole in the van's window frame and bullet fragments in between the driver's and passenger's seat. One of the passengers had been cut by flying glass, and the other passenger believes the bullet grazed his arm.
The officer let other units know about the Geo, but they were unable to find it.
According to the report, the Geo has a bullet hole in its windshield and a bumper sticker reading "Smart."