Former Missouri lawmaker accused in road rage incident

3 years 5 months 1 week ago Thursday, May 05 2016 May 5, 2016 Thursday, May 05, 2016 8:31:31 AM CDT May 05, 2016 in Continuous News
By: The Associated Press

MAPLEWOOD (AP) — A former Missouri lawmaker faces assault and weapons charges for allegedly pulling a gun and assaulting a man during a road rage incident.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 67-year-old Russell Gunn declined comment on the incident that happened Feb. 23 in Maplewood. Gunn is a Democrat from Northwoods who served eight years in the Missouri House, leaving in 2000.

Court documents said a pickup truck driver merged in front of Gunn's BMW at a construction area. Gunn moved back in front of the pickup and allegedly slammed his brakes twice, causing collisions.

Police said Gunn stopped, grabbed a handgun and walked to the truck. He allegedly hit the man in the head with the gun, which discharged with a bullet going through the pickup truck's roof.

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