Motorcycle rider who shot, killed driver on I-5 won't be charged

A man was killed in a road-rage incident on Interstate 5 in Milton, Wash. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. The woman motorcycle rider who fired the fatal shot was detained but later arrested. (Photo: KOMO News/Air 4)

TACOMA, Wash. -- A woman who shot motorist to death along Interstate 5 after the two fought on the side of the freeway will not be charged, the Pierce County Prosecutor's Office says.

The incident took place Feb. 8 in Milton, and the woman, who had been on a motorcycle, said she acted in self-defense when she shot 60-year-old Bruce Jones to death.

The Prosecutor's Office said that it could not prove that she didn't act in self-defense because of the evidence in the case.

Witnesses said Jones became upset with how the woman was riding her motorcycle on I-5. He boxed her in, and she couldn't drive away.

He got out of his vehicle and aggressively approached her on the shoulder of I-5, the Prosecutor's Office says witnesses report.

The Prosecutor's Office says Jones initiated the fight.

At one point, the woman head-butted Jones, and he drove her head into the jersey barrier before taking her to the ground.

The woman shot him in the chest when he tried to climb on top of her, the Prosecutor's Office says.



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