Good Samaritan shot after calling police on suspected drunk driver

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by WFAA

WFAA

Posted on March 25, 2013 at 1:51 PM

MESQUITE, Texas -- A Good Samaritan, following a driver he believed was drunk, was shot early Monday morning after the suspect stopped in a lane of traffic and fired at the following driver's vehicle 15 times.

At 1:08 a.m. a motorist traveling west on Interstate 30 approaching Interstate 635 called the Mesquite Police Department to report a vehicle he believed was being driven by an intoxicated person. The caller followed the suspect as he went south down 635.

The suspect stopped in a lane of the frontage road near Town East Boulevard, exited his vehicle with a handgun, and fired 15 shots at the caller's vehicle. One round struck the caller in the back of the head.

The caller was transported to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas and was in stable condition as of 5 a.m. Monday.

The suspect in the incident called Mesquite police and drove to the station to speak with officers. The suspect has been charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

It is unclear if the suspect was intoxicated. We have reached out to Mesquite police to clarify.

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