Police Release Info on “Road Rage” Investigation in Bristol Borough
As previously reported Bristol Borough Police released additional information on last nights lock down episode on the 700 block of Pine Street calling it a “road rage” incident.
Police say it all started in the area of the Bristol Borough Post office around 8 p.m. when where verbal altercation between drivers occurred. Police say one of the two drivers tried to leave the altercation but was chased by a red SUV with New York license plates operated by Dominican male.
As the incident escalated, and driving on Route 13, the driver of the SUV fired several shots at the victim while traveling north on Rr, 13 in Bristol Borough and Bristol township Police say. When the SUV approached Green Lane it turned around heading south back into the borough, said police.
Police say the vehicle description was recognized from an earlier undisclosed incident in Bristol Borough, which multiple sources tell Lower Bucks Source occurred early Tuesday morning. Officers responded to the 700 block of Pine St. where the SUV was located and the suspect was reportedly seen in the yard of the residence.
Upon seeing police, the suspect fled, with neighbors telling police they believed he was holed up in residence at 703 Pine.
Police from Tullytown and Bristol Township secured the perimeter of the home trying to make contact with the suspect unsuccessfully.
Police cornered off Buckley, Spruce, and Corson Streets as they set up a command center at the cross streets of Pine and Headley. Officers were positioned in the alleyway behind homes on either side of Pine with Bristol Borough Fire Police providing traffic control beginning around 9 p.m.
Believing they were dealing with an armed barricaded subject, the Bucks County South SERT Team was activated. This tactical team is made up of Bensalem, Bristol Township, Falls Township and Bristol Borough Officers. Officers continued to attempt to make contact with occupants of the residence for several hours. A search warrant was eventually obtained for the residence, at which time the Tactical Team made entry at approximately 3 am. Team members secured the residence however no one was found inside, said Bristol authorities in a Wednesday press release.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing as is the search for the suspect. Authorities are confident the suspect is out of the area and their is no threat to the Pine Street neighborhood. Authorities did not release any additional information on the identity of the suspect, but multiple sources from Pine Street said his first name is “Angel.”
Also assisting at the scene was the Bristol Borough Fire Company and Fire Police along with Bristol Borough Emergency Management. The Bristol Borough police would like to thank the residents of Pine Street and surrounding neighborhood for their cooperation and understanding during this incident.
Anyone with information pertinent to this incident is asked to call police or submit an anonymous tip at this link