Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Driver Hits Bicyclist With Truck, Then Shoots Him

Bicyclists have complained for years about being yelled at and threatened by drivers in vehicles but this is an extreme case. The Spokesman-Review reports a driver over the weekend struck a bicyclist with his car, then shott him!

Gary J. Courtney, 56, was booked into Spokane County Jail on assault with a firearm and drive-by-shooting charges. Witnesses said Courtney hit the cyclist, a 30-year-old man, with his truck, then argued with him. Courtney pulled out a pistol and fired once in the man’s direction as he pedaled away, hitting him in the arm.

Judge Linda Tompkins set Courtney’s bail at $5,000. He has no other listed felony history in Washington.

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