(WJBK) - On the same day Michigan State Police investigated four shootings on Detroit freeways, a man was also shot at on I-75. Now that victim is talking about the road rage incident that should never have escalated to this level.
It was just before 11 a.m. last Sunday when Eric Reed was driving on I-75 in Lincoln Park. He was exiting at West Outer Drive when he says another motorist jumped in front of him.
"As I was coming out there was a truck coming up the street so I proceeded to go ahead anyway. I guess he or she thought I cut him off," he said.
But Reed says he could not believe his eyes when he saw something suddenly appear from that vehicle.
"The guy just laid out a metal ... I found it to be a BB gun, pellet gun later -- and they shot my windshield," he said. "I thought it was just to try and scare me until I heard the sound hit my windshield."
That's when Reed says he lost control of his own car. The shot cracked his windshield and he went up onto the curb.
And when Reed looked up to see who would do such a thing, the vehicle was gone.
As a CPL holder, Reed admits if he had his gun that day things would have turned out differently
"I would have shot back at them instantly with no hesitation," he said.
Reed says his body still aches from the crash and he is receiving physical therapy. His vehicle is also damaged.
Lincoln Park Police say they are investigating the incident but Michigan State Police say they are not connecting it to four other recent highway shootings in Metro Detroit.