BELTON, Mo. -- Police in three metro cities worked deadly road rage shootings in the past week. One of those shootings occurred at 150 Highway and Prospect in Belton where a 37-year-old man was shot and killed Tuesday.
FOX 4's Melissa Stern spoke to a woman on Thursday who says she`s lucky to be alive to share her story.
“We were merging into traffic leaving, and this guy decided to pull a gun on us because we weren`t merging quickly enough for him,” Gracey Terrill recalled.
Terrill and a friend were leaving a KISS concert at Independence Events Center this summer at the time and she caught it all on video.
“I just felt the need for some reason to record this just in case, because they had been alongside us for a while now and were refusing to let us over,” Terrill added.
She said they stopped at a gas station shortly after, and she was shaken up.
“It`s kind of changed how I look at people driving, and I just try to keep quiet, stay to myself, and try to obey all traffic laws,” Terrill said.
Belton police say Terrill did the right thing.
“Pull off and let the vehicle go, or if they`re following you, drive to the nearest police station or a public area where there are more people around, where it`s less likely to be a confrontation,” said Lieutenant Brad Swanson with the Belton Police Department.
Now that department is dealing with its own road rage case -- looking for a suspect in Tuesday’s homicide.
“Anytime when you`re out and about and you feel the urge, start to get upset about something, just remember there are a lot bigger issues in life, you do have family at home, you do have people who depend on you,” Lt. Swanson added.
“It`s really unfortunate that so many people have to learn a lesson the hard way, they don`t get a chance like I did to say, oh wow that could actually happen, a gun could be pulled on me,” said Terrill.
Belton police ask that anyone who might have seen anything suspicious on 150 Highway between 291 Highway and Prospect Avenue between 5 and 5:45 p.m., on Tuesday, Oct. 18 to contact them at (816) 348-4470 or the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.
The suspect is a black male, and his vehicle is believed to be a red, newer model sports coupe. It had black rims and tinted windows and a loud exhaust. Investigators believe both vehicles were traveling west on 150 Highway prior to turning south onto Prospect Ave.