Motorcyclist charged with firing gun at semi-truck after road rage incident

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LINCOLN TOWNSHIP, Mich. – An Indiana man is in custody after allegedly shooting at a truck on I-94.

The incident happened at about the 24-mile marker on eastbound I-94 in Berrien County Friday.  The driver of a truck, Allen Shotko of Cedar Springs, told police that he was driving his semi in a construction zone near the scene when a motorcyclist became angry and pulled a gun from his coat and shot at him while both vehicles were moving.

Police found the truck to be damaged with a bullet hole in the radiator.

Officers from the Coloma Township Police and Berrien County Sheriff stopped the suspected motorcycle at about the 38-mile marker. The motorcycle, a 2014 Harley-Davidson) had been reported to Michigan State Police that another driver reported seeing the rider display a pistol in a different incident between Stevensville and Watervliet.  No shots were fired in that incident.

The motorcyclist, Trenton Norris of Porter, Indiana admitted to the police the incident, saying that the truck had cut him off in the construction zone, but he denied trying to injure Shotko.  He did have a loaded .40 caliber pistol with him.

Norris was officially charged Monday with Assault to do great bodily harm, less than murder, Assault with a dangerous weapon, Discharge of a firearm from a motor vehicle and Carrying a concealed weapon.





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