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A woman claims she was shot by an off-duty Texas police officer in an unprovoked road rage incident.
Texas Rangers are investigating after the officer “was involved in the shooting” that left a woman injured Sunday afternoon in Copperas Cove — a small town near Fort Hood — police said.
The off-duty cop who opened fire was not harmed, according to officials.
Lacresha Murray said she was shot six times when she jumped out of her vehicle to confront a driver who was tailgating her, according to an interview with local station KXXV.
The incident started when Murray said she made a U-Turn on her way to the hospital, when a truck passed her and slowed down.
When she passed the truck, the vehicle started tailgating her in a residential area, according to the report.
She then got out of the car to confront the driver at a stop sign, the station said.
“I got out, jumped out [holding my hip area] like what’s your problem bro,” Murray reportedly said. “As soon as I did that he pulled a gun.”
“I ran back to my truck to get in and drive out,” she told the station. “He just started shooting, all I could do was lean over and he hit me six times.”
Murray, who is black, said the shooter did not identify himself as a law enforcement official.
“I’m a victim that got shot by an off-duty police officer that did not identify himself,” Murray reportedly said. “For no reason, I didn’t approach him, I didn’t threaten him. I don’t do anything. He just opened fire for no reason.”
Some residents came out of their houses when they heard the gunfire and confronted and recorded the shooter, KWTX reports.
“If the guy with gun tried to run, he wasn’t going [anywhere] because the whole neighborhood would have tackled him because we were all out here,” one resident told the station.
At that point, the officer identified himself, according to KXXV.
“At the time, when he’s looking back and seeing these guys recording, he turned around, then he took out his badge,” Murray reportedly said.
Murray is expected to survive her injuries, according to police — who declined a request for an interview from local media.
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