Gun used in road rage threat in Red Deer, police seek suspect

A road rage incident escalated when one driver threatened another with a firearm and police are now looking for the threatening driver.

Red Deer RCMP are hoping for more information to identify the suspect believed to be responsible for the Dec. 7 incident.

At 9:15 p.m. that evening, the victim drove east on 39th Street near 52nd avenue. According to police, a truck attempted to cut the victim off, and then followed him and pulled up next to him when the victim pulled over on 52nd Avenue.

The driver is alleged to have pointed a handgun at the victim and threatened him before driving off. As the suspect drove off, the truck’s passenger side scraped along the victim’s car.

Police describe the suspect as a bald, heavy set male in his 40s. He spoke in a deep voice, wore dark clothing and carried a chrome-coloured handgun.

A passenger in the truck is described as a Caucasian male in his 20s with short hair. He wore a black hoodie and a black balaclava with green or blue markings on the front.

Police said there may have been a third man in the back seat, but no description was obtained.

The suspect truck is described as a 1998-2000 red Dodge Ram with chrome accents and possible damage to the front bumper and passenger side door.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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