U.S. 78 road-rage shooting victim dies

U.S. 78 road-rage shooting victim dies

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DeKalb County police are seeking the dark car in the circle in connection with a deadly road-rage shooting. (Credit: DeKalb County Police Department)
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  • The victim was from Gwinnett County, DeKalb County police said.
  • The alleged shooter drove from the scene in a black Nissan Altima, police said.

The man shot Thursday afternoon in a road-rage incident on eastbound U.S. 78 in DeKalb County has died, police said.

The victim was identified as Gerald Lovell Tisdale II, 52, of Snellville, DeKalb police spokesman Maj. Stephen Fore said Friday.

The alleged shooter drove from the scene in a black Nissan Altima, Fore said. Police have no physical description of the person.

The incident happened near Mountain Industrial Boulevard after two drivers got into an argument, according to police.

The Altima driver got into an argument with Tisdale, who was driving a Jeep, and then shot Tisdale, Fore told Channel 2 Action News on Thursday.

“When they got to this point here on Highway 78, we believe the shot was fired,” Fore said. “It struck the driver of the Jeep and he lost control and crashed the vehicle on the right side of the highway.”

The eastbound side of the highway was shut down for about 90 minutes, and two lanes were reopened about 5:45 p.m.

Anyone with information can leave anonymous tips, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting crimestoppersatlanta.org.

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Sergeant Sam Worsham said it started after the victim honked at the gunman for not driving when the light turned green.

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