Road rage incident on I-70 leads to shots fired, arrest in Hancock County


Gregory Davis, 22, Indianapolis

HANCOCK COUNTY — An Indianapolis man has been arrested in Hancock County after officials from the Indiana State Police (ISP) say he fired shots at a semi tractor-trailer while in the area traveling along I-70.

Officials from the Hancock County 911 dispatch center received a call around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday about shots fired on I-70 from a moving vehicle. The shots, officials said, were aimed at a semi tractor-trailer on I-70 near the 101 mile marker. The information was immediately relayed to ISP dispatchers. Officials say two troopers in the area heard the initial dispatch from county officials and moved into position to intercept the suspect vehicle.

The two troopers saw the vehicle just west of Mt. Comfort Road and pulled it over, officials said. The driver, officials said, was the only occupant and was taken into custody. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Gregory Davis, 22, Indianapolis, who had a handgun in the vehicle, officials said. State Police Detectives responded to the scene to conduct the investigation. One detective met with the victim, the semi driver, who was not injured. There was damage consistent with gunshot holes in the passenger side of the semi. Another detective met with the troopers and spoke with the suspect.

Investigators believe a road rage encounter led to the shooting by Davis, who was arrested and transported to the Hancock County Jail.

Officials from the ISP say the interstate shooting is the 40th such incident of gunfire on Indianapolis area interstates so far this year. Last year, ISP investigated 55 interstate shootings in the Indianapolis District.

Anyone who witnesses any type of road rage, or becomes involved, is encouraged to call 911 immediately; information provided by witnesses is inherently valuable in these investigations, officials said.

The arrest was based upon probable cause of a crime. However, ISP officials say all crimes mentioned are alleged, and all suspects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court. The investigation is ongoing.

Davis is currently in the Hancock County Jail awaiting official charges and an initial hearing.