HOUSTON- A reserve deputy constable with Harris County Precinct 6 has been charged with shooting a driver in a road rage incident earlier this month on the 610 South Loop, Houston police said.
Kenneth Caplan, 34, was arrested on Wednesday. He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, accused of shooting a woman and grazing her head.
She was driving on the South Loop between Buffalo Speedway and Kirby on Nov. 11 when she was shot, according to Houston Police Department spokesman Kese Smith. She had non-life-threatening injuries, Smith said.
Caplan had fled the scene, but authorities found him at his home Wednesday and he confessed to shooting at the other driver, according to Smith.
Caplan was not on duty at the time of the incident and wasn’t wearing his uniform, according to a news release from the Precinct 6 constable’s office.
A bit more:
The woman relates that Caplan along with a female passenger had cut her off in traffic, so she honked her horn at him, accelerated and passed him. He in turn pulled up alongside her car. She was expecting him to shoot her the finger.
Instead he pointed his weapon at her head and fired a shot. She says the unidentified woman passenger in Caplan’s car actually leaned back in her seat in order to give Caplan a clear shot.
Luckily for her the bullet just grazed her head opening a gash in her scalp that required a dozen staples to close and put her in the hospital for three days.
Caplan is currently being held on $200,000 bail for assault with a deadly weapon (why not attempted murder?). The police department wants to assure everyone that in no way do they condone his actions. Well, that’s mighty big of them.