Driver shot in car on Highway 281 near downtown in apparent road rage incident

Man who opened fire being questioned by SAPD

A man was shot in an apparent road rage shooting on Highway 281 near downtown. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A man was shot in an apparent road rage shooting Monday afternoon on Highway 281 near downtown.

According to San Antonio police, a Dodge Ram pickup rear-ended a Lexus car around 1 p.m. at an undisclosed location. The drivers of both vehicles pulled over to the shoulder of southbound Highway 281 near the Interstate 35 south exit near the Pearl, and they both contacted the police to report the accident.

Both drivers exited their vehicles and started to argue on the side of the highway, police said.

The driver of the Lexus got back into his vehicle and the driver of the Ram opened fire on the Lexus, police said.

He told police he opened fire in self-defense, as he believed the driver of the Lexus was trying to hit him with his vehicle, according to a police report.

The 45-year-old driver of the Lexus was hit in the upper body, police said. He ran on the shoulder of the highway and collapsed. He was taken to Brooke Army Medical Center in stable condition.

The shooter, who police said was cooperating with officers at the scene, was taken to Public Safety Headquarters for questioning.

As of Tuesday morning, no arrests have been made and the case remains under investigation.

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