Police: Man Shoots Another Who Followed Him Home in Road Rage Incident

The homeowner told police that he fired warning shots first.

UPDATE HERE:   Corte Madera Doctor Arrested in Road Rage Incident After Shooting of Tiburon Man
Original story published July 17 at 1:40 p.m.:
An alleged road rage incident took a violent turn in Corte Madera Thursday, when a homeowner shot a man who followed him into his garage after the roadway dispute, according to police.

Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 5100 block of Paradise Drive at about noon Thursday, Central Marin Police Authority Chief Todd Cusimano said.

The gunshot victim, a 69-year-old Tiburon resident, was found with wounds to his leg and torso, Cusimano said. He was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

The chief said it appeared that the man had followed the homeowner into his garage in the middle of a road rage incident.

The homeowner, a 71-year-old man, drove into his garage and the other man tried to drive in behind him, but the homeowner closed the garage door onto the hood of the other man's car, Cusimano said. The two then got into an argument.

The homeowner fired warning shots and eventually shot the other man, Cusimano said.

Cusimano said the homeowner is cooperating in the investigation and that police are trying to determine what happened during the argument and whether he shot the other man in self-defense.

"We think we know what started it, but we're trying to figure out what ended it," he said. 
– Bay City News Service contributed to this report. 

markrpope July 17, 2014 at 05:59 PM
The guy's a bit old to be such a hot head. Some people are slow learners. Now he will probably sue the guy that shot him. Should have shot to kill if indeed life was threatened, which how could it not be when someone drives their car into your garage in a rage.
Reginald "Rex" Henderson July 17, 2014 at 07:59 PM
Marin has become a real crime center. Hope it doesn't affect my property values...
school bus ninja July 17, 2014 at 08:05 PM


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