City of Temple

MEDIA ADVISORY


Suspect arrested in road rage shooting


TEMPLE, TX (October 21, 2019) – A suspect has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection to an April shooting.

At about 7:54 a.m. on April 17, 2019, officers responded to the 2500 block of North General Bruce Drive in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived and located a male with a gunshot wound.

Through the course of an investigation, officers determined that two subjects were involved in a road rage incident on Interstate 35. The victim eventually pulled over and exited his vehicle. The suspect then pulled up beside the victim and an altercation ensued.
The suspect then allegedly brandished a firearm. The victim put his hands in the air and backed away from the vehicle, but the suspect fired upon the victim and then fled the scene.

Investigators were able to identify the suspect as 28-year-old Ethan Rice of Killeen. A warrant for Rice’s arrest was issued Oct. 15. Rice was arrested Oct. 21 by the Bell County Sheriff’s Office.


Media Contact:
Cody Weems
Media Relations Specialist
(O) 254.298.431
(C) 254.770.8364
cweems@templetx.gov

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