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Officials identify Mississippi man killed in road rage incident

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss.  — Authorities on Tuesday identified a Mississippi man who was shot to death during a road rage incident the day before, and they were still searching for the suspect who was driving a vehicle with Louisiana license plates.

Brandon Box, 30, of Gulfport, was killed during Monday's encounter on Interstate 10 in south Mississippi, Jackson County Coroner Bryce Lynd Jr. told the Sun Herald.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation responded to a shooting call around 4:30 p.m. Monday and found a truck sprayed with bullet holes on an interstate near Ocean Springs.

Box had been driving the truck. He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

Investigators determined that Box and a suspect had engaged in a road rage incident that began about 20 miles (32 kilometers) down the interstate before the suspect began shooting at the truck, according to the Mississippi Highway Patrol.

The suspect's vehicle continued driving after the shooting, Highway Patrol Sgt. Justin Elkins said. The agency has asked witnesses to come forward.

MHP is still trying to obtain a clear description of the suspect or the suspect vehicle. However, Chase Elkins with MHP said Tuesday that investigators are confident other drivers witnessed the road rage and may have information that could help authorities solve the murder, according to news station WLOX.

Anyone who was traveling on I-10 in that area Monday afternoon and may have seen any noticeable or suspicious behavior involving a white Dodge Ram and another vehicle are asked to please come forward with that information, even if it seems insignificant.

Mississippi Coast Crime Stoppers is offering up to $2,500 for information that leads to an arrest in this murder. Tips can also be made anonymously on the Coast Crime Stopper website or by calling 877-787-5898, or tips can be made directly to MHP by calling 228-396-7400.

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