Tennessee Road Rage Leads to Attempted Murder Charge


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A Tennessee man has been charged with two counts of attempted murder after backing his SUV into one motorcyclist and shooting another.

Rodney Lee Scott, who is being held on a $1 million bond, came close to hitting a motorcyclist while driving on the interstate. When the motorcyclists started waving their arms at Scott to get his attention, he made obscene gestures at the men and then proceeded to stop his vehicle and back into one of the riders before fleeing the scene.

The motorcyclists followed Scott to his home and called the police. While waiting outside for the police to arrive, Scott came out of his home shouting racial slurs. Scott then went into his garage and came out holding a gun in each hand and then proceeded to shoot at the motorcyclists, hitting one of the men four times- three times in the back and one in the wrist. The man, who was later identified as Tyler Lakin, was taken to the University of Tennessee Medical Center, and is currently in stable condition.

Other charges, including fleeing the scene and attempted assault, are pending against Scott.

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