Shuttle Driver Who shot man on interstate won't be charged - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Shuttle Driver Who Shot Man on Interstate Won't be Charged

Posted: Updated:

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP)- The hospital shuttle driver who shot a man who threatened him with pepper spray during a dispute on a Delaware interstate won't be charged.           

State justice department spokeswoman Julia Lawes says the Saint Francis Life Paratransit bus driver was firing in self-defense in accordance with Delaware law.           

The bus driver told state police in July that an SUV driver pulled alongside him and pointed at him with a cellphone, and then both drivers pulled over on Interstate 95. He said he shot the SUV driver in the chest in self-defense and then called 911 and assisted with first aid.           

The 53-year-old SUV driver survived the shooting.           

Hospital spokeswoman Samantha Raftovich says the 28-year-old shuttle driver was fired as company policy forbids employees from carrying firearms.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • UPDATED: Police Searching for Homicide Suspect in Caroline County

    UPDATED: Police Searching for Homicide Suspect in Caroline County

    Friday, January 18 2019 6:01 PM EST2019-01-18 23:01:07 GMT
    Saturday, January 19 2019 3:59 PM EST2019-01-19 20:59:42 GMT
    Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.
    Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.Stanley Edwards Rickets Jr.
    Federalsburg Police are searching for a suspect involved in a deadly shooting Friday.More
    Federalsburg Police are searching for a suspect involved in a deadly shooting Friday.More
  • Possible Education Funding Increase For Maryland

    Possible Education Funding Increase For Maryland

    Sunday, January 20 2019 1:27 AM EST2019-01-20 06:27:14 GMT
    Sunday, January 20 2019 1:28 AM EST2019-01-20 06:28:05 GMT
    A blue-ribbon panel calling for a sizeable increase in Maryland public school funding over the next 10 years still must decide what portions would be paid by the state and by local governments.More
    A blue-ribbon panel calling for a sizeable increase in Maryland public school funding over the next 10 years still must decide what portions would be paid by the state and by local governments.More
  • President Trump Visits Dover, Drawing Mixed Reactions

    President Trump Visits Dover, Drawing Mixed Reactions

    Saturday, January 19 2019 6:09 PM EST2019-01-19 23:09:17 GMT
    Saturday, January 19 2019 6:09 PM EST2019-01-19 23:09:17 GMT
    In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)
    In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)
    In a tweet posted early Saturday morning, President Trump announced plans to visit Dover Air Force Base to meet and mourn with the families of four U.S. troops killed while serving in Syria.More
    In a tweet posted early Saturday morning, President Trump announced plans to visit Dover Air Force Base to meet and mourn with the families of four U.S. troops killed while serving in Syria.More
  • Delaware News</span><div style="float:right"><a href="/global/Category.asp?C=185255">More &gt;&gt;</a></div><span>Delaware NewsMore>>

  • President Trump Visits Dover, Drawing Mixed Reactions

    President Trump Visits Dover, Drawing Mixed Reactions

    Saturday, January 19 2019 6:09 PM EST2019-01-19 23:09:17 GMT
    Saturday, January 19 2019 6:09 PM EST2019-01-19 23:09:17 GMT
    In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)
    In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks about healthcare in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (Photo: AP)
    In a tweet posted early Saturday morning, President Trump announced plans to visit Dover Air Force Base to meet and mourn with the families of four U.S. troops killed while serving in Syria.More
    In a tweet posted early Saturday morning, President Trump announced plans to visit Dover Air Force Base to meet and mourn with the families of four U.S. troops killed while serving in Syria.More
  • Bridgeville Man Arrested After 390 Bags of Heroin Seized

    Bridgeville Man Arrested After 390 Bags of Heroin Seized

    Friday, January 18 2019 9:15 PM EST2019-01-19 02:15:32 GMT
    Saturday, January 19 2019 9:33 AM EST2019-01-19 14:33:09 GMT
    Delaware State Police said troopers arrested a Bridgeville man after a curfew violation led to the discovery of nearly 400 bags of heroin.More
    Delaware State Police said troopers arrested a Bridgeville man after a curfew violation led to the discovery of nearly 400 bags of heroin.More
  • Four Arrested in Magnolia Drug Investigation

    Four Arrested in Magnolia Drug Investigation

    Friday, January 18 2019 9:28 PM EST2019-01-19 02:28:34 GMT
    Friday, January 18 2019 9:28 PM EST2019-01-19 02:28:34 GMT
    (L) Maurice M. Satchell (C) Yvonne Johnson (R) Nikajh Rivera(L) Maurice M. Satchell (C) Yvonne Johnson (R) Nikajh Rivera
    (L) Maurice M. Satchell (C) Yvonne Johnson (R) Nikajh Rivera(L) Maurice M. Satchell (C) Yvonne Johnson (R) Nikajh Rivera
    Delaware State Police arrested four people after they served a search warrant and found several drugs in their possession.More
    Delaware State Police arrested four people after they served a search warrant and found several drugs in their possession.More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices