Monday, June 23, 2014
A black driver got so angry that he fired three or four shots into a Chevrolet pickup truck, grazing a 10-year-old boy's face
It all started on the I-10 near New Orleans, where a 50-year-old man was driving the Chevy with his girlfriend's son in the back. Along came David Jackson Sr., traveling with his two sons and their mother in an Acura, police said. Jackson "flings a cigarette out the vehicle," a police sergeant said. "So the red truck... cuts him off... and [Jackson] gets mad at that point." The two drivers kept cutting each other off until Jackson opened fire from the middle lane, according to a police report. The Chevy driver then rammed Jackson and followed him to an intersection where he rammed him again, and police made their arrest. "I already knew my son had been shot, there was no way I was letting him go," the Chevy driver said, according to the sergeant. Now Jackson — who was already on parole for possessing a firearm and distributing drugs — is facing a bevy of charges including attempted second degree murder and possession of 19 grams of crack cocaine with intent to distribute. The boy went into surgery to have bullet fragments removed from his sinus cavity, and may have to undergo plastic surgery.