KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) A road rage incident ended with one person shot multiple times and another person in custody Monday afternoon.
According to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, 61-year-old Rodney Lee Scott is accused of shooting 23-year-old Tyler Lakin, of Knoxville, three times in the back and once in the wrist. Scott is also accused of hitting 33-year-old J.R. Tinsler, of Knoxville, with his SUV before the shooting.
Depuities say Scott cut off two Lakin and Tinsler, who were on motorcycles, as they exited I-640 onto Washington Pike. They waved to make sure he saw them, but that's when witnesses say Scott made obscene gestures, stopped his SUV, and backed into Tinsler and knocked him over.
Joseph Jackson told Local 8 News the two men on the motorcycle asked him to call 911 after the incident.
Jackson said he and the men then followed the SUV to get its tag while he called 911. They followed the driver to a home on Mary Emily Lane, where they stayed in the street.
According to KCSO, Scott came out of the garage with a gun in both hands firing and yelling at the men. That's when deputies say Lakin was shot. Scott is accused of continuing to shoot him as he laid in the street. Lakin was taken to U.T. Medical Center.
Scott is charged with two counts of attempted first degree murder, one count of attempted assault, and leaving the scene of an accident. He is being held in the Knox County Detention Facility on a $1,010,000 bond. Other charges are pending, awaiting outcome of blood alcohol tests.
The Knox County Sheriff's Office says this isn't the first road rage incident for Scott. In March 2002, he was charged for stopping a car on Millertown Pike and assaulting one of the passengers.