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Shuttle driver who shot man on interstate won’t be charged

November 8, 2018

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.

The News Journal reports 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.

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Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del., http://www.delawareonline.com

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