ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A woman is lucky to be alive after a road rage incident in Bridgeton.
The suspect, 21-year-old Elijah Trice, pulled alongside her and fired one shot into her pickup truck around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday on Highway 370 near St. Louis Mills Road, police said.
The woman went to a hospital and there was a police manhunt for the suspect.
The woman told police Trice had cut her off in traffic. Investigators used her description to track down Trice and his SUV.
According to a court document, the woman and Trice engaged in name-calling from vehicle to vehicle prior to the shooting; she was hit in the buttocks.
Trice was charged with second-degree assault and armed criminal action. He remains jailed in St. Louis County on a $75,000 cash-only bond.
Trice admitted to being involved in the road rage incident and investigators recovered a weapon, police said.