The St. Joseph Police Department is searching for a man and two women are in custody after a road rage incident allegedly lead to shots fire Tuesday morning on the southeast part of town.
Authorities initially responded to what was reported as an accident on Easton Road near 29th St. shortly after 7:30 a.m. Sgt. Kevin Cummings said when officers arrived they began investigating it as a road rage incident involved shots fired.
Sgt. Wayne Byrom said someone in the black Dodge Avenger fired at a Chevrolet S-10 pick up truck. The vehicles then collided resulting in a crash. No one was hit by bullets in the incident.
A man and two women in the Dodge allegedly ran from the scene. After a brief search of the area police took the two women into custody for investigation of unlawful use of a weapon. Byrom said the handgun was found laying in the middle of the street. Police are still searching for the man who had allegedly been driving the Dodge. The only description provided was that of a white man wearing a blue or gray hoodie.
The St. Joseph resident who had been driving the S-10 pick up was transported to Mosaic Life Care with minor injuries. One of the women, after allegedly running from police and then taken into custody was also taken to Mosaic Life Care for evaluation of an injury.
Around 8:28 a.m. police issued an alert asking people to avoid the area of Easton Rd. and S. 29th St. for a police incident. Police blocked off 29 from Pear St. to Easton Road. The road reopened around 9:49 a.m. Authorities are still investigating the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline (816) 238-TIPS.