WASHINGTON, DC — Police have identified the owner of a Maserati who they are now searching for after authorities said Wednesday the Maryland man is the one caught on surveillance video firing a gun at another vehicle in a road rage incident last month.
D.C. Police said at a news conference Wednesday that an arrest warrant has been issued for Kenneth Miles Davis, Jr., 42, Lanham, Maryland. Davis has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, Police Chief Robert Contee III said.
Contee said Wednesday that police located the gray Maserati in Hyattsville and are now seeking to locate Davis. Police have offered a $10,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of Davis. Davis is being sought in connection with an incident that took place around 5 p.m. on May 19 in the 1600 block of Eastern Avenue NE.
Police have said that another driver attempted to change lanes in front of the Maserati. Video shows the driver of the Maserati getting out of his car and walking up to the vehicle and firing a handgun at the female driver. Police said the woman was injured and that a child riding in the car sustained cuts which caused by the shattered glass when the shooting occurred. Contee said two children, ages 5 and 11, were in the car at the time of the shooting.
Police said that Davis shot at another vehicle before leaving the area in his car. At the news conference Wednesday, Contee said he is disturbed every time he sees the video and “hopes the public is as outraged as I am.”
“This individual felt like it was necessary to use gun violence to deal with his anger,” Contee said. “I am here to tell him that is unacceptable in the District of Columbia.”
Police are asking the public for assistance in locating Davis, whom the victim of the shooting characterized as “an animal” in a television interview last month.
“I feel like people like that, they have no place in society,” the victim – who has not been identified – told NBC 4 Washington. “To me, he acts like an animal, he acted like an animal.”
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