Two people are facing felony charges after an apparent road rage led to a shootout between drivers on a North Texas highway.
Royse City Police said officers were notified around 1:30 p.m. Sunday that two drivers heading west on Interstate 30 were shooting at each other.
Witnesses told police the driver of a silver Kia SUV and a burgundy Dodge Challenger drove aggressively, crossing and crashing when a passenger in the Kia leaned out of the vehicle and started shooting at the other driver near the Erby Campbell exit.
The driver of the Challenger was also armed and began to return fire, police said.
Witnesses said the two vehicles continued to move west on I-30 in what was described as a “rolling gunfight.”
An uninvolved driver, a 34-year-old woman, told police as the Challenger passed her that she saw the driver shoot through the passenger window in her direction. She said she spun her wheel to the right and pulled off the freeway, crossing the grassy median and ending up in the service road. The woman said her vehicle was hit by at least one bullet in the front bumper.
As the drivers approached Lake Ray Hubbard, police say the driver of the Kia left the freeway at Ridge Road where he was involved in a collision. Three people fled the Kia, police said, and were arrested shortly after.
Moments later, the driver of the Dodge Challenger was pulled over by a Rockwall County deputy at Dalrock and I-30 and was also arrested.
Two people now face charges related to the freeway shooting, the driver of the Challenger, identified by Rockwall police as Kordell Tenzeno, and the passenger Kia, identified by police as Tommy Alvarado.
Tenzeno faces a charge of murderous driving, a third-degree felony, while Alvarado faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a first-degree felony.
The driver of the Kia, identified by police as David Bullard, was arrested and charged with an accident involving a vehicle, a class B misdemeanor.
It’s unclear how many shots were fired in the exchange, but both cars had what appeared to be multiple bullet holes, police said.
No injuries were reported.
The Royse City Police Department said the investigation is ongoing.