Two charged in suspected road rage shooting

Person shot at I-40 and I-240 while driving; road rage suspected

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A man was shot and killed while traveling in the area of I-240 and I-40.

A car was found on the side of the road near the eastbound ramp to I-40.

Traffic in the area became extremely heavy and caused major delays for the ambulance trying to arrive at the scene. It took close to 20 minutes for the ambulance to make it to the scene as TDOT crews worked to clear traffic. The victim was taken to the hospital, where he later died.

Officers determined the suspect was driving in a white Ford Explorer. Police say a witness followed a car with the suspected shooters until police could pull the car over. Police stopped the vehicle matching that description at Maria Street and Macon Road and detained the three people inside.

Police said two men, 21-year-old Tarrance Dixon and 21-year-old Robert Chaney, were charged with second-degree murder. The third person was released without charge.

Drivers are concerned about the violence.

"It's just too much crazy in the streets," one driver said. "It's not human to want to see another human brain shed blood."

The man said he drives the highway every day.

Police determined the shooting may have been a result of road rage.

"You get so mad at the vehicle to start shooting into the vehicle. You don't know if there is a child there or what the case maybe," the driver said. "People are just doing some ridiculous things."

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