Clayton County man arrested on gun, drug charges in apparent road-rage shooting

Credit: Clayton County Police Department

Credit: Clayton County Police Department

A Clayton County man arrested Monday is accused of firing multiple shots at another driver in what police believe was a road-rage incident on I-75.

Rodney Warren Jr., 23, of Jonesboro, was initially detained by an off-duty officer after driving into the parking lot of a Home Depot on Mt. Zion Road. Police found guns and drugs in his car, according to a police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Warren was arrested on 10 charges related to the shooting, including aggravated assault and discharging a firearm near a highway, online jail records show.

According to police, a man from Macon was driving his Nissan Altima on I-75 when Warren, driving an Infiniti M45, pulled up behind him at a “high speed” about 6:30 p.m.

The man put on his blinker and moved out of the way, but Warren veered in front of him and began “brake-checking” him, according to a Clayton County police Facebook post.

On February 01, 2021, at approximately 6:35 pm, Clayton County Police Officers responded to the 1900 Block of Mount Zion...

Posted by Clayton County Police Department on Tuesday, February 2, 2021

The Altima’s driver tried to move away, but he told police Warren continued to veer in front of him and at one point hit his vehicle. Warren then slowed and allegedly fired his gun at the other car, the police report said.

No bullets struck the Altima.

Warren then drove off, and the other driver followed from a safe distance and called for help, police said. His Infiniti was spotted by the off-duty officer in the Home Depot parking lot.

Once additional officers responded, they searched Warren’s car and said they found a pistol, a single spent shell, an assault rifle, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and 48 oxycodone pills, along with more than $2,500 in cash.

Warren was booked into the Clayton jail about 11:15 p.m. Monday and remains there without bond. In addition to the assault and firearm charges, he faces charges of reckless conduct, possessing a gun as a felon and multiple drug and traffic offenses.