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Stafford Alert

Suspect Arrested after Road Rage Incident Leads to Shots Fired
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By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo
August 29, 2018

Stafford, VA. Deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect on Tuesday for shooting into a moving vehicle following a road rage incident on Route 1 in the northern end of the county.

On August 28, 2018, at approximately 5:52 p.m., Deputy Daniel Reed responded to reports of shots fired during a road rage incident in the area of Route 1 and Corporate Drive. The suspect said he observed the victim tailgating him, prompting him to tailgate the victim after the vehicle passed him.

During the incident, the vehicles ended up side by side and the suspect grabbed his gun and shot three rounds into the victim’s vehicle. The suspect told deputies that he saw a firearm in the victim’s hand, but no evidence was uncovered of a firearm in the victim’s possession. No one was injured during the incident.

After the shots were fired, both the victim and suspect pulled over on the side of the road and flagged down deputies who were in the area responding to a separate incident.

Oscar Martinez, 24, was taken into custody and incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail. He was charged with attempted aggravated malicious wounding, shooting from a moving vehicle, shooting at a moving vehicle, brandishing a firearm, reckless handling of a firearm, and use of a firearm in commission of a felony.

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