(WXYZ) - The Livingston County Sheriff's Department says a 43-year-old man is dead after a road rage incident in Genoa Township on Tuesday afternoon.
We're told a 69-year-old from Howell was driving in front of the victim on Grand River going eastbound in a black 2012 Dodge pickup truck, when both were stopped at a light. It was then, authorities say, that the 43-year-old got out of his 2014 Ford Escape and approached the 69-year-old driver.
The 69-year-old then shot and killed the 43-year-old at the scene, according to the sheriff's office.
“Obviously the hair on everybody's back of their necks stood up when this call came out,” said Livingston County Undersheriff Michael Murphy. “Certainly, that's a little bit odd of for Livingston County."
We're told the 69-year-old man has been taken into custody and questioned.
So far, it is not clear whether the pick-up truck driver felt he was in danger. Police are not saying if his gun was registered at this time.
investigators do not believe the 43-year-old man came into physical contact with the 69-year-old man.
The 43-year-old man was in the car with his wife at the time of the shooting. She was not harmed.
According to Undersheriff Murphy, the altercation between the two drivers started in Howell. It is believed, at one point, the pick-up truck was behind the Escape and that the pick-up truck had passed the SUV during the incident.
Investigators are not releasing the names of any of the people involved in the case at this time.