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Man charged with firing gun in Scarborough road rage incident
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SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - A South Portland man was charged with firing his gun at a vehicle during a road rage incident Saturday night.

Police arrested 33-year-old Sean Johnson of South Portland and charged him with driving to endanger, reckless conduct with a firearm, a prohibited person in possession of a firearm and violation of probation.

Scarborough police say the victim and passenger drove to the police station with a bullet lodged in their car door after the gunshot narrowly missed them. Police say the victims identified Johnson as the man that shot at them.

Police said they responded to a call Saturday night about a road rage incident where a man in a red Jeep Cherokee pointed a gun out the window and fired a shot. Police say the victim followed the vehicle and gave directions to the police.

Scarborough officials say a patrol officer spotted the Jeep on Beech Ridge Road and immediately pursued the vehicle. After a brief high-speed chase, the suspect parked and exited his vehicle on Johnson Road and fled into the woods.

Scarborough police added a K-9 unit to the pursuit, locating and chasing the suspect in the woods. Police say they apprehended the suspect after the chase. Police add they recovered a handgun buried in leaves after the arrest.

Police say the victim's vehicle is in their possession for further investigation.


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