Motorcyclist arrested in road rage shooting on I-94

Trenton Norris
A mug shot of Trenton Norris (Berrien County Jail)

LINCOLN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — An Indiana man is in custody for an alleged road rage shooting on Interstate 94 targeting a semi-truck driver from Kent County.

It happened around 7:45 a.m. Friday at the 24 mile marker in Lincoln Township, south of St. Joseph.

Allen Shotko of Cedar Springs told police he was driving through an eastbound construction zone when he encountered a motorcyclist who became very angry, pulled a pistol from his coat and shot at Shotko as they were both traveling down the highway.

The Lincoln Township Police Department found a bullet hole in the radiator of the semi from USF trucking in Holland; Shotko was not injured.

Police said an unidentified person called to report the same motorcyclist had flashed a gun during a different incident between Stevensville and Watervliet, but no shots were reportedly fired.

Michigan State Police spotted the motorcyclist as he continued east on I-94. Coloma Township police and the Berrien County Sheriff stopped the rider about 16 miles away from the first incident.

Police say the rider, 34-year-old Trenton Norris of Porter, Indiana, had a loaded .40-caliber pistol when he was stopped. Officers said Norris admitted to the incident, saying the semi-truck had cut him off in the construction zone, but denied any intention of hurting the driver.

Norris was formally charged Monday with four felonies, including assault to do great bodily harm less than murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, discharge of a firearm from a motor vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon.

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