Authorities in Utah say a man pulled a gun and shot at a fellow motorist during an apparent bout of road rage along Interstate 80 this week.
According to KSL, the incident occurred on Thursday afternoon in Parleys Canyon.
The Utah Highway Patrol issued a statement the same day confirming an arrest in connection with the investigation.
Troopers have located a suspect that reportedly fired at least one shot at another motorist traveling down Parley's Canyon. They have the suspect stopped near Foothill and Sunnyside Ave. Additional details to follow.
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) October 25, 2018
“Troopers have located a suspect that reportedly fired at least one shot at another motorist traveling down Parley’s Canyon,” the agency tweeted. “They have the suspect stopped near Foothill and Sunnyside Ave. Additional details to follow.”
Reports indicate the shooting was prompted by a traffic lane change, but police had not identified a likely motive as of the latest updates available.
Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Nick Street said both motorists were headed west just a few miles east of Salt Lake City.
The suspect has been identified as 23-year-old Grant Newman Gutierrez.
Investigators say the other driver pulled behind the pickup truck the suspect was driving and contacted police to report the incident.
Gutierrez is expected to face criminal charges including felony aggravated assault, driving under the influence, felony discharge of a firearm, carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence, possession of a firearm by a restricted person, and possession of a controlled substance.
[Featured image: Grant Gutierrez, Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office]