MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man is charged with attempted murder and child endangerment after police say he shot at a couple on the interstate while he had three children riding in his own car.
Saturday, a couple told police they were driving on I-240 near South Parkway when the driver of a silver SUV shot at them. The bullet went through the rear window and out the front windshield, cutting the passenger on her head.
The driver managed to get a photo of the SUV. Officers who responded to the shooting saw the SUV’s license plate number in the man’s photo and traced it to a Nissan Pathfinder registered to a man on Justine Street in Frayser.
When officers arrived at to the address on Justine, they saw a Pathfinder in the home’s driveway, and Leo Jones getting out of the driver’s seat. Jones was wearing a holster containing a 9 mm handgun, they said.
Inside the SUV were three juveniles, ages 3, 8 and 11. Police say Jones told them all three were in the vehicle when he fired shots during a road rage incident.
Jones, 34, is in the Shelby County Jail on $75,000 bond. He faces two counts of attempted second-degree murder, three counts of child endangerment and one count of using a firearm in a dangerous felony.