Road rage shooting suspect charged with attempted 2nd degree murder

CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee (WDEF) – The man wanted in connection to a Friday morning road rage incident involving a gun has surrendered to police.

Chattanooga Police have identified the suspect as William Riden, 72, of Hixson.

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by News 12, Riden shot Cletus Harvey during a road rage incident Friday morning in the 6000 block of Dayton Blvd.

Harvey told police that prior to the shooting, Riden attempted to drive him off the road. He also told police that when he approached Riden to ask him why he was driver crazy, Riden shot him.

According to police, Harvey was shot in the right arm but the bullet also penetrated his chest.

Around 7:30 Sunday morning, Riden reportedly contact police dispatch and told a dispatcher he was the person who shot Harvey.

When Riden was taken to Chattanooga Police headquarters for questioning, he told investigators he shot Harvey after Harvey attempted to get into his vehicle and punch him in the face.  He also told investigators that Harvey was the motorist who was driving aggressively and that is what started the road rage.

Riden’s Bond was set at $10,000 and he’s scheduled to appear in court August 16.

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