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Texas authorities arrest suspected road rage shooter, find cocaine, stolen rifle in truck



PLANO, TX — Authorities in Garland, Texas, arrested a man Sunday in connection to multiple road rage shootings in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Luis Bethancourt-Molina, 22, of Plano has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and theft of a firearm. Police say he is suspected of multiple road rage shooting incidents, including a shooting that took place in Garland on Thursday, WFAA reported.

Two of Bethancourt-Molina’s four passengers were also charged with crimes: Carol Orozco Sevilla, 19, of Dallas was arrested on suspicion of cocaine possession, and Yoselin Castaneda, 17, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant from Irving, CBS DFW reported.

Garland officers responded Sunday to a report of a shooting involving a beige Dodge Ram pickup, now known to be driven by Bethancourt-Molina. According to officers, the driver of a blue Jeep was harassed by the pickup before the truck’s driver fired a black AR-style rifle at the vehicle and its driver. Neither was struck.

Officers spotted the truck a short time later and found cocaine, a stolen AR-15 22-caliber rifle with one round in the chamber, numerous live bullets and spent shell casings, according to a news release.