Crime

Road rage incident reportedly leads man to fire gun at car full of people in Ferndale

A 21-year-old man was arrested Friday evening in Ferndale after he allegedly fired a gun toward a car full of people in what was reported as a road rage incident. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Ferndale police booked Rosalio Lawerence Todd into Whatcom County Jail on suspicion of first-degree assault, and jail records show he is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.

According to a release on the incident, officers responded at approximately 7:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, to the area of Main Street and Hendrickson Avenue for the reported road rage incident in which a handgun had been fired.

Officers located the victims’ car, which was being driven by a 19-year-old man and had three boy passengers, at the Pilot Travel Center, the release said.

The victims reportedly gave police a description of the man who had fired one shot toward their car and the car he was driving.

Officers then located and arrested Todd and served a search warrant on his residence, where the handgun believed to have been used in the incident was found, the release said.

The investigation is on-going, the release stated, and no other information is available at this time.

David Rasbach joined The Bellingham Herald in 2005 and now covers breaking news. He has been an editor and writer in several western states since 1994.
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