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Police say officer saw confrontation between men
A driver was arrested Tuesday after a police officer witnessed him get out of his vehicle and attack another driver at a Manchester intersection, police said.
Manchester police said they are still investigating what lead up to the morning confrontation on Brown Avenue.
Police said two drivers stopped in the travel lanes about 7:30 a.m. Inside the first car was the driver and a 3- or 4-year-old child. The second vehicle was a pickup truck with two adults and a child, in addition to the driver.
Police said the driver of the pickup got out and approached the other driver and began to hit him.
A police officer was nearby monitoring traffic by radar.
“After being attacked as he sat in his vehicle, the victim was able to stand up and engage the individual in a confrontation, but the officer was pretty much right there, so he was able to break them up immediately, and there was no reported injuries,” said Lt. Maureen Tessier.
Police said the men cooperated once the officer showed up and defused the situation.
The driver of pickup, Keith Hoyt, 46, was arrested and charged with simple assault. He was released on personal recognizance bail and is due back in court at a later date.
Police seek driver of unknown vehicle
Dedham police are seeking the public’s help to find a driver in an apparent road rage incident that seriously injured a teenager.
Police say a male teenager was dragged by an unknown vehicle during an apparent road rage incident at about 4:50 pm. Friday in the area of West Street at Lyons Street, and also Common Street. The teenager suffered serious injuries, police said.
Police are hoping to find the driver of that vehicle. Anyone who has information or witnessed the incident is asked to call police at 781-751-9300.
Police searching for gunman
EVERETT, Mass. — Police are searching for a gunman who shot a store clerk in a violent armed robbery in Everett.
It happened at the Neighborhood Convenience Mart on Main Street around 9:30 p.m. Monday.
People living in the area say two workers were inside when one of them was shot.
Witnesses say the victim, man in his 60s, was able to walk himself to the ambulance when crews arrived. The man is being treated at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Police said they are looking for at least one gunman.
Police in 3 states still looking for perpetrator
(CNN) —In multiple 911 calls shortly before he was killed, a man said he was being chased by an enraged motorist — right up to when he was apparently run off the road in Pennsylvania and then shot to death, police said Friday.
So far, there is no indication Davison initiated the incident or provoked the shooter, Pennsylvania State Police Capt. Steven Junkin told reporters Friday.
Davison may have first encountered the shooter on Interstate 70 in Maryland and traveled between 13 and 15 miles, with the gunman in pursuit, before being forced off the road just beyond the Pennsylvania state line, authorities said.
Junkin said Davison called 911 from Maryland and Pennsylvania, but he declined to provide details. Authorities have not released the contents of those 911 calls, citing the ongoing investigation.
A task force made up of Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia state police, as well as FBI agents, is seeking help from the public and operators of body shops in finding a “dark colored” Ford Ranger XLT pickup with damage on the driver’s side from ramming into Davison’s car.
“How concerned are we that it’ll happen again?” Junkin asked. “We obviously have an individual out there who was so incensed that he continued to pursue Mr. Davison and took it to that next step. He murdered an individual for whatever slight that he perceived. Will this person do it again? We don’t know. We don’t want to take that chance.”
The Maine resident ended up shot multiple times, a death that authorities have ruled a homicide.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 800-472-8477.
Investigators initially believed the same motorist may have been behind another road rage shooting eight hours earlier and 56 miles northeast, but Junkin said Friday that the two crimes do not appear to be related.
James Allocca, Davison’s uncle, told CNN this week that the family “wants justice before someone else gets hurt.”
The victim’s father, Timothy Davison Sr., said he learned about his son’s death when police arrived at his door Saturday.
“I can’t begin to tell you what it’s like to hear that,” he said. “It’s not right.”
He went to Pennsylvania on Tuesday to collect his son’s personal belongings.
His son, he said, was a “great guy and a very easy kid to raise.”
“He cared for everyone around him,” he said. “He was a rugged kid, extremely sensitive.”
Davison worked at his father’s construction business.
He said he hoped to meet his son’s killer. Asked what he would say, Davison said: “That is for me.”
“There are different levels of loss,” Allocca said. “This has to be the worst.”
Timothy Davison of Poland died from his wounds at a hospital
ANTRIM TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A Maine man was gunned down on a Pennsylvania highway early Saturday morning.
28-year-old Timothy Davison of Poland was traveling north on Interstate 81 when he called 911 to report a small pickup truck was chasing and firing gunshots at him.
The driver then rammed Davison’s vehicle, forcing him into the median. After Davison’s vehicle became disabled, the driver approached and fired several rounds that struck Davison.
State police say he died from his wounds at York Hospital.
Investigators are treating the incident as a homicide.
The suspect vehicle will be a Ford Ranger-style truck possibly blue in color with damage to the driver’s side.
Pennsylvania State Police trooper Rob Hicks tells WMTW they believe it was a random act of road rage.
An autopsy on Davison’s body is scheduled for Monday.
The shooting remains under investigation.