Motorist arrested after shooting from his vehicle
A case of “road rage” appears to be the motive behind an incident on New Year’s Eve that involved a man shooting a firearm from a moving vehicle at motorists in southern Jackson County, according to Jackson County Sheriff Tim Morse.
The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a report early Wednesday evening of a man firing a pistol while driving just north of 94th Road and U.S. Highway 75, Sheriff Morse said.
“The alleged road rage incident began near 46th Street in Topeka and continued into Jackson County,” Morse said. “The suspect was driving a 2001 gray Honda north on U.S. 75 and was preventing a black Tahoe from passing.”
Cory D. Huff, 51, Topeka, was driving the Honda, and according to witnesses, he was driving erratic and then allegedly brandished a firearm, Morse said.
“The suspect had a black automatic pistol, and he fired a round at two occupants in the Tahoe,” Morse said. “Witnesses said four to six shots were fired. We’re still investigating and looking for shell casings on the highway.”
None of the bullets struck the Tahoe or any other vehicles on the road, Morse said. No injuries were reported, and after shooting the firearm, Huff and his vehicle headed south on the highway back to Topeka, leaving the scene of the accident.
After interviewing witnesses and those who were shot at, Morse and deputies located Huff at his residence in Topeka where he was arrested on two counts of intentional second degree attempted murder. A firearm, ammunition and other items were seized at his residence during his arrest, Morse said.
The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the arrest and investigation.
Huff is being held at the Jackson County Jail on a $250,000 bond.