Man allegedly shot woman in neck during act of road rage

Travis County
Dan Rea Road Rage

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 23-year-old man is facing charges after allegedly shooting a woman in an act of road rage, according to a document filed in court. 

Dan Rea-Hernandez was arrested and charged with felony third-degree deadly conduct stemming from an alleged act of road rage that left a woman shot in her neck and her car riddled with bullet holes. 

In the early hours of Monday, Austin police and Travis County Sherif’s deputies responded to a Jack in the Box fast food restaurant at 6419 Airport Blvd. They discovered a woman sitting in a car with a gunshot wound to the neck, according to court documents. 

The victim’s mother’s boyfriend told police he and another person were in the car at the time of the shooting. He told police they were picking the victim up from her job near Lamar Boulevard when they almost collided with a white Chevrolet Camaro in the intersection of Jamestown Drive and Thurmond Street. They said the driver of the Camaro then blocked their car and got out with his passenger to shoot at them.

Trying to escape the bullets, the three sped away and the victim told the people in the car that she’d been shot. They stopped at the Jack In the Box and called for help. 

Another witness, who lived near the intersection corroborated the victims’ story and said they heard six gunshots, gave police a license plate number for the Camaro. Later, during a police lineup, Rea-Hernandez was identified with 50 percent certainty as the driver of the Camaro. 

He is in custody at Travis County Jail on $50,000 bond. 

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