O’FALLON, Mo. – No charges will be filed in the road rage case that ended in a shooting on Bryan Road on Memorial Day Weekend.
A statement from the St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney states the castle doctrine protects the motorist who shot a motorcyclist after the cyclist reached through the car window and punched him.
“In this particular set of circumstances, the motorcyclist, by striking him, by punching him in the face while he was sitting inside his car, he essentially used force, entering through that window to do that,” Attorney Jack Banas says.
The shooting occurred after each man accused the other of cutting them off at an intersection off Interstate 70.
The motorist drove off after he shot the man, dropped his wife and grandson off at home, then turned himself in to the police. The man who was shot survived.
Read the statement here: Road Rage Statement
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