Police seek the public’s help finding a suspect in a road rage shooting Sunday morning on Cerrillos Road.

A man driving a gray Chevy Equinox sideswiped another vehicle near Ocate Road, said Santa Fe Police Lt. Jose Gonzales.

The driver of the second vehicle, a woman, chased the suspect’s vehicle, apparently in an effort to get more information, following it to a spot near the Walmart Supercenter on Herrera Drive.

There, the man she’d been pursuing got out of his vehicle and “shot at the victim’s vehicle,” Gonzales said.

The shot struck the woman, who did not suffer a life-threatening injury and who was hospitalized for treatment, Gonzales said. The suspected shooter fled, according to a news release.

Police interviewed witnesses at the scene, the release states.

Gonzales said any arrest would be on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He urged anyone with information to call the department’s dispatch phone number at 505-428-3710.

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Robert Nott has covered education and youth issues for the Santa Fe New Mexican. He is assigned to The New Mexican's city desk where he covers a general assignment beat.

(12) comments

David Gunter

"Gonzales said any arrest would be on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon"

Why not attempted murder? Too lazy to prosecute?

Khal Spencer

Good idea, Dan. What we need is to have people apply for a NFA sticker and purchase a CIWS for mounting on the car. Maybe an M134.

More seriously, One thing I told my wife when we moved from Los Alamos to Santa Fe. Don't trust other drivers to not be nuts and sometimes violently nuts. Now I get to amend that: nuts, violently nuts, and armed. Its been an interesting weekend of reading about the decay of civilization in Santa Fe.

Wonder if this guy was one of our Criminal Justice Revolving Door Specials.

Joe Preston

Another of the "good guys with guns".

Carolyn DM

Right, and there are, "so many". Ugh!!

Dan Frazier

Given the popularity of guns, it is surprising that automakers don't equip their vehicles with guns mounted to the frame. Why is James Bond the only person allowed to have guns mounted on his car? Obviously, given situations like this, ordinary people really need guns on their cars.

One of the problems with self-driving cars is that things often get in the way and the car has to slow down or steer around the obstacle. But if the car had enough powerful guns, it could just destroy the obstacles and it would not have to brake and steer so much.

Of course the same is true of ordinary cars. Think how much more energy efficient cars would be if they could just obliterate everything in their path?

Carolyn DM

You'd think there'd be a description of the POS's car!!

Richard Irell

There is.

Janet Eduardo

Pretty sure that’s what the grey Chevy Equinox is.

Terry Rich

When publishing stories like this one about an apparent road rage incident, please don't forget the who, what, where, why and when. The "when" is unclear in this case, except sometime this early morning.

Angel Ortiz

Ummm....Paper must wait for information from SFPD. Logic bro.

Lupe Molina

And if police have a record of the event and are asking for the public's help, then they have the time of the event and should offer it. Logic bro. It was a good question.

Mike Peterson


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