Bicyclist Shot In Road-Rage Confrontation With Motorist
LOUISVILLE, 6:14 p.m. EDT July 31, 2003 - A case of road rage left a bicyclist recovering from a gunshot wound, according to police.
The shooting happened Thursday afternoon on Baxter Avenue near the Mid City Mall, WLKY NewsChannel 32 reported.
According to police, Larry Watts was driving his car when he got into a heated exchange with bicyclist Richard Burgin Jr.
Watts and Burgin stopped on the side of the road, and Burgin threw a punch at Watts, police said.
Watts responded by pulling out a *** and firing at Burgin, according to police.
Watts reportedly headed for the mall, but then left the area. He later called the police and was taken into custody, NewsChannel 32 reported.
Watts was charged with first-degree assault.
Burgin's injuries are not life-threatening, according to NewsChannel 32.
It's starting to get violent now. Think I'll go ride in the woods.