An arrest warrant has been sworn out charging a 21-year-old in the fatal shooting of a 32-year-old during a possible road rage incident.
Detectives said early Saturday that the arrest warrant had been sworn out for 21-year-old Fredrick Owens, Jr. He has been charged with criminal homicide for Friday’s fatal shooting of 32-year-old Deangelo Foxx.
The possible road rage incident took place around 4:30 p.m. Friday on Shelby Avenue near Interstate Drive.
Reports stated Foxx had been the front-seat passenger in a Toyota Camry. The Camry was driven by his girlfriend, identified as 20-year-old Kassandra Jones.
Police said Jones was trying to merge into traffic in the 200 block of Shelby Avenue when words were exchanged between them and the suspect who was driving a white Mercedes, according to a witness.
The gunman, later identified as Owens, then allegedly fired into the Camry, striking Foxx.
According to reports, Owens then fled eastbound on Shelby Avenue. His vehicle was found 30 minutes later, unoccupied, on South 7th Street in the James Cayce public housing development.
Surveillance video showed Owens getting out of his Mercedes and getting into a the passenger side of a gray Ford Fusion with a red bumper.
Later, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, authorities said they stopped the Ford Fusion on Frith Drive and South 7th Street. That’s when Owens was arrested.
Owens admitted to his involvement in the fatal shooting of Foxx during an interview.
He was jailed on an outstanding felony probation violation warrant.
Officials said Owens had previous convictions for aggravated assault, drug possession, and evading arrest.