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Driver booked following Vegas road rage incident

Reported by: Sergio Avila
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Updated: 7/18/2012 6:34 pm
Police say road rage sent a local teenager to the hospital with two gunshot wounds to the head. The shooter surrendered to police and has been charged with attempted murder. News 3's Sergio Avila shows us how it all happened.

LAS VEGAS -- Police say a teenager was shot in the head in an apparent road rage incident after a Las Vegas car crash.

Authorities say a teen driving a truck got in a minor accident with a Jeep driver in his 30s about 5 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Sunset Road and McLeod Drive, near McCarran International Airport.

Police say the teenager drove away from the scene, and the Jeep driver followed him and blocked his truck in a parking lot.

The driver of the Jeep, later identified as Scott Michael Eakens, 32 years of age of Las Vegas, located the pickup truck and observed the driver examining the front of the vehicle.

When Eakens pulled his Jeep behind the pickup truck in an attempt to block its movement, the pickup truck’s driver entered his vehicle and backed aggressively into the side of the Jeep.

Eakens then fired multiple rounds from a handgun at the rear window of the pickup truck, striking the driver in the head.

Arriving medical personnel transported the driver of the pickup truck, a white male juvenile 17 years of age, to the Sunrise Trauma Center with what were described as non-life threatening injuries.

Eakens remained at the scene, and was booked into the Clark County Detention Center, charged with one count of attempted murder. His booking photograph accompanies this release.

Officials say the teen was alert as emergency crews took him to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. Police say his injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.

AP-WF-07-18-12 1451GMT



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