January 27, 2021

Driver shoots at vehicle that rear-ended him on Southeast Side, Madison police say | Crime



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Angry about getting rear-ended, a male driver shot at the vehicle that had just crashed into him on the Southeast Side Monday evening, Madison police said. 

The shots fired incident was reported shortly after 6 p.m. Monday on South Stoughton Road at Pflaum Road, Sgt. Chad Crose said. No injuries have been reported. 

A gray sedan, driven by the shooter, was stopped at the intersection’s stoplight in the northbound lane when another vehicle rear-ended his sedan, Crose said. 

The second driver, who had crashed into the sedan, got out of their car to talk with the other driver, but the man exited his gray sedan and “aggressed” toward them, Crose said. The second driver went back to their vehicle and drove away. 

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The shooter fired a gunshot at the vehicle as it fled, Crose said. 

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Grooms then walked next door to the Sunoco gas station at 1502 Wayne Ave. and took off on a woman’s bicycle laying out front, court documents read.

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An Oklahoma man is facing charges following a motel shooting incident in Killeen on Friday.

Blaine Mayo Hines, 31, of Sallislaw, Oklahoma, has been charged with deadly conduct-discharge of a firearm, habitation, building or vehicle.

On Friday Killeen Police Department officers were dispatched to a local hotel in response to shots fired, according to a criminal complaint affidavit. At the scene, the front desk clerk told the officers that the occupants of room 117 had been causing a disturbance and that she had heard gunshots.

When officers approached the room, they observed bullet holes in the walls and doors, along with wooden debris on the floor. The officers knocked and then detained two males inside the room, including Hines, as well as located a firearm near the door. The officers spoke with the two males inside the room and other hotel guests, and Hines admitted firing five rounds from his

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