MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A deadly road rage shooting in July led to the arrest of a man Thursday after Memphis Police tracked him down with the help of a license plate reader.
Rozell Hughes, 25, is charged with first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder, plus previous charges from unrelated cases.
Police say at 12:45 a.m. on July 20, three people were riding in a Toyota Corolla when they were involved in a road-rage incident involving a man and woman in a Nissan Altima.
Someone in the Altima fired several shots at the passengers in the Corolla, hitting one man in the head.
Javeon Bowden, the man who was struck by gunfire, died at Methodist South Hospital.
Court records do not specify where in Memphis the shooting took place, but documents say investigators were able to use several license plate readers in the area to trace the car to a woman who claimed she was driving the Nissan Altima when the incident happened.
The woman identified her boyfriend, Hughes, as the person who fired the shots.
The woman faces misdemeanor traffic violations in the incident. Since she’s not been criminally charged in the case at this time, WREG will not name her.