Reserve Deputy Arrested After Shooting Woman Who Cut Him Off in Traffic

Here’s a case where someone took road rage to a whole new level — and that someone, was an off-duty deputy constable.

Kenneth Caplan, a reserve deputy constable for Harris County, is accused of shooting a 20-year-old woman who was driving on the 610 Loop in Houston, Texas.

Here’s the account in her words, according to KHOU 11 News.

All of a sudden I’m driving, and this guy cuts me off. He was about to hit me. I switched to the other lane, I got in front of him and I cut him off. I guess that pissed him off. He went like that and he just fired at me. And then all of sudden I heard a ring in my ear.

The victim, who does not want to be identified for fear of retaliation, also told ​Click2Houston:

He was aiming at me and I thought he was going to cuss me out. It didn’t register that I was, you know, going to get shot. The blood was in between my nails, just crazy blood.

I just started crying because I knew I was going to die, I wanted to call my mom and tell her I love you.

However, rather than call her mother, the victim stopped her car and called 911.

There was evidently a woman in the car with Caplan, presumably in the passenger seat. The victim says that this woman seemed to move out of the way during the shooting. It’s not clear from the various reports how police were able to determine Caplan’s identity, or if he just turned himself in to authorities.

Caplan was a reserve deputy constable with Harris County Precinct 6;  has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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