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TPD: Man shoots teen during road rage incident

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Tulsa police said a man in in jail after a road range incident that led to a shooting Saturday night.

Around 8:45 p.m. officers were called to an area near East 31st St. and South Mingo Road on reports of a shooting. When officers arrived, witnesses told them the suspect, 44-year-old Joshua Fort, was still at the scene and pointed him out to police.

Officers arrested Fort and said they found a handgun on the ground a short distance from where he was located.

Witnesses told officers that Fort, who was in a white car , chased a green car into a parking lot. There was altercation with Fort seen waving a handgun around and firing two shots.

Witnesses told officers they believed one person was shot in the arm. They told officers that the person who was shot left in the green car.

Police say blood at the scene supported the witness' statements.

The shooting victim, a 15-year-old eventually showed up at St. John's Hospital with a bullet wound in his arm.

The teen told police that the incident began down the street from the shooting scene. He said they were honking their horn at Fort. He let them pass, then followed them into the parking lot where the fight and shooting took place.

Fort was also found to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Fort was arrested for shooting with intent to kill, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.

He has been booked into the Tulsa County Jail.

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