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Police: Man arrested after shooting at SUV in road rage incident on I-15 in Las Vegas

SUV in road rage shooting

Nevada Highway Patrol

This GMC Yukon was shot multiple times during a road rage incident on Interstate-15 in Las Vegas on Monday, Aug. 27, 2017, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

A motorist who apparently was upset over a minor two-vehicle crash on Interstate 15 Monday morning pumped bullets into the SUV that crashed into his vehicle, berated the victim and took his cellphone, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

The alleged aggressor, Keith Walker, 27, was arrested by arriving troopers shortly after the 11 a.m. crash on the highway near Charleston Boulevard, the patrol said.

Walker was behind the wheel of a 2017 Subaru Crosstrek when the driver of a GMC Yukon made an “unsafe” lane change and sideswiped his vehicle, the patrol wrote in a news release. “The severity of the crash was minor property damage to both vehicles.”

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Keith Walker

This, the patrol said, set off an increasingly violent road rage incident.

Walker allegedly followed the victim, pulled out a .40-caliber gun and shot at the back of the SUV, the patrol said. When both vehicles stopped, Walker exited his vehicle and ordered the victim out of his, berating him and then taking his cell phone.

The victim somehow was able to lock himself in his vehicle while authorities arrived, the patrol said.

Troopers cited the victim for the crash and let him go, the patrol said. Walker was jailed on felony counts of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, shooting from a vehicle, robbery with a deadly weapon, and coercion with force.

Troopers found the gun he is suspected of using at the scene.

Walker was being held without bond at the Clark County Detention Center, jail logs show.