In a recent incident in Stoughton, Massachusetts, a confrontation turned dangerously violent when a disagreement in a Canton convenience store escalated to a road rage incident involving a shooting and a car crash.
The suspect, 39-year-old Anh Kieu of Quincy, was arrested on Saturday. He now faces charges including four counts of assault with a dangerous weapon, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, and marked lanes violations.
The initial altercation took place at a 7-Eleven on Washington Street in Canton. Stoughton police reports indicate that Kieu allegedly pointed a gun at another man inside the store, causing the man to flee to his friend’s car, a Nissan.
Fearing for their safety, the driver of the Nissan hastily exited the parking lot. Kieu, who was driving a Cadillac, followed the Nissan. From the victim’s perspective, it appeared as if he was being chased, prompting him to speed.
As the situation intensified, Kieu’s vehicle crossed the double-yellow line into the opposite lane of traffic and approached the Nissan at the intersection of Pearl and Central streets in Stoughton. Witnesses reported seeing Kieu point a revolver at the four occupants of the Nissan.
In response, the driver of the Nissan, who has a valid license to carry and a properly registered firearm, fired seven rounds into the Cadillac out of fear for his life. Kieu was reportedly hit by one of these bullets.
Even after the shooting, the Nissan’s driver remained fearful, as Kieu continued to follow them in his Cadillac. The high-speed chase culminated in a crash at the intersection of Plain and West streets.
Police later recovered a black pellet gun, an SNR 357 revolver, from Kieu’s Cadillac. Kieu is being held for $20,000 bail and is set to appear in court on Tuesday at Stoughton District Court.