Motorcyclist shot in alleged road rage dispute in O'Fallon, Missouri

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by Kaitlin Riordan/ KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on May 26, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Updated Sunday, May 27 at 11:18 PM

I-70 and Bryan Road O'Fallon, MO

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O'Fallon, MO (KMOV.com) -- One man was shot after a road rage dispute ended with gunfire on Interstate 70 in O'Fallon, Missouri Saturday afternoon. 

According to police, a 65-year-old man driving a car allegedly cut-off a motorcycle, driven by a woman, on westbound 1-70 at 1:45 p.m. The car then pulled off the interstate at Bryan Road, followed by the woman as well as her 49-year-old husband on a separate motorcycle.

All three people were stopped at a signal on Bryan Road when the male motorcyclist got off his bike, approached the car and allegedly exchanged words with driver. According to reports, the motorcyclist began to physically assault the 65-year-old man.

The man then pulled out a semi-automatic weapon and shot the motorcyclist once in the chest and fled the scene.

The motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital with non life threatening injuries.

According to authorities, the 65-year-old suspect did turn himself in a short time later. No formal charges have been filed at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

Once the investigation is complete, it will be presented to the St. Charles County Prosecutor's Office.

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