Police on Sunday were reviewing camera evidence as they continued to investigate a road rage incident that occurred Saturday night and culminated in shots being fired from a red pickup truck that has yet to be identified.
Brick officers were originally called to the major intersection of routes 70 and 88 at 7:45 p.m. Saturday night, according to Sgt. Jim Kelly. The victim called 9-1-1 to report the incident while driving home to their residence in Brick. Patrol units met with the victim, who was not injured, and located one bullet lodged in the person’s front passenger-side door frame.
The victim told police he was involved in a “road rage” incident with two unknown white male suspects who were driving a newer model red pickup truck with an extended cab. The incident began on Brick Boulevard, when the pickup truck continued to pass the victim and brake check him several times as they drove down Route 70 east, police said. While the victim was stopped at the at the red light at the interchange of Route 70 and Route 88, the suspect drove by and fired three rounds toward the passenger side of the vehicle.
The suspect vehicle was last seen fleeing the scene eastbound on Route 70, running several red lights. The victim lost sight of the vehicle in the area of Olden Street.
The suspects are described as two white men in their late 20s to early 30s.
“We are seeking information from anyone who may have witnessed the incident or the suspect vehicle, or from anyone with a working dashcam who was traveling on Brick Boulevard south and Route 70 East between the hours of 7:35 p.m. and 7:55 p.m. and may have captured footage,” police said in a statement.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact Detective Ryan Talty at 732-262-1170 or firstname.lastname@example.org.