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Motorcyclist arrested after shooting at tractor-trailer

A road rage incident in Michigan ended with a tractor-trailer being shot at and the arrest of a 34-year-old motorcyclist.

Trenton Norris, 34, of Porter, Ind., was charged Monday, Sept. 19 in Berrien County Court with assault to do great bodily harm, assault with a dangerous weapon, discharge of a firearm from a motor vehicle and carrying a concealed weapon.

According to the Lincoln Charter Township Police Department, Norris was arrested after an incident on Friday, Sept. 16, that involved a tractor-trailer and a motorcycle on Interstate 94. Allen Shotko, a 45-year-old truck driver from Cedar Springs, Mich., told officers he had been driving his 2015 Freightliner through an eastbound construction zone when he encountered a motorcyclist.

Shotko told police that the motorcyclist pulled a pistol from his coat and shot at him while both vehicles were moving. Officers located a bullet hole in the truck’s radiator. No one was injured in the shooting. A report of a separate incident said the same motorcycle displayed a pistol between Stevensville and Watervilet, but no shots were fired.

Officers from the Coloma Township Police Department and the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department stopped the suspected motorcyclist at the 38-mile marker. After making the stop, officers recovered a loaded .40 caliber pistol from Norris. According to police, Norris said the tractor-trailer cut him off, and he didn’t intend any physical harm.