Police make an arrest in alleged road rage shooting

Gerald Bryant (source: metro corrections)
Gerald Bryant (source: metro corrections)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Metro Police have arrested Gerald Bryant, 49, of Louisville, in connection with a shooting at the intersection of Old Shepherdsville and Fern Valley Road Saturday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 1:30 p.m. on March 12.

According to an arrest slip, Gerald Bryant, of Louisville, got into a verbal argument with the victim at the intersection of Fern Valley Road and Shepherdsville Road. The victim, who has not yet been identified, cut Bryant off while heading westbound on Fern Valley Road.

Police say at Bryant pulled up to the passenger side of the victim's vehicle at a stoplight at Old Shepherdsville and Fern Valley Road and and fired several shots into the car. The victim was hit three times in the upper body and was taken to University Hospital.

Police say the man is expected to recover.

LMPD spokeswoman Carey Klain says that police believe this is a road rage incident.

Sunita Lumba works near the shooting scene. She says road rage is a problem she deals with on a daily basis

"Sometimes you are driving and people are trying to push for the speed and they don't have to do the speed," Lumba said "It happens with me, I come here daily. All 7, 6, 5 days. Sometimes, people are pushing to drive fast. I go by with my speed 55. That's another way."

The arrest slip says Bryant shot at another vehicle traveling east on Shepherdsville Road. No one was injured in the incident.

Police say there was a 4-year-old child in the back seat of Bryant's car. He was not hurt.

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