1 driver shot, another allegedly threatened in separate road rage incidents

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Separate, similar incident reported

By Melanie Ruberti




LaGRANGE — Law enforcement officers with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office continue to investigate two separate Sunday incidents of apparent road rage on Interstate 85.

Investigators said one man was shot in the arm after another motorist became angry and fired four shots at his car on Interstate 85.

The victim told law enforcement officials the suspects fled in a red Pontiac GT.

Investigators said the victim was transported to an Atlanta area hospital.

They are still looking into the case.

In a separate incident, TCSO investigators charged Tyshun Shackelford, 22, of Clayton County with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Law enforcement officers allege Shackelford pointed a loaded 9mm pistol at another motorist on Interstate 85.

He was eventually stopped and arrested by troopers with the Georgia State Patrol.

According to a press release, Shackelford remains in the Troup County Jail pending a bond hearing.

Melanie Ruberti is a reporter at LaGrange Daily News. She may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2156.