Man in SUV Fires Shot at Mesquite Driver

Bullet flew past woman's head while she was driving

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    A North Texas woman is speaking out after someone shot at her car from a green Chevy Suburban on I-635 and Scyene Road. Connie Rios gave police a description that produced a sketch. (Published Friday, May 4, 2012)

    A North Texas woman says a man shot at her in an apparent road-rage incident in Mesquite on Monday afternoon.

    Connie Rios, 39, said a bullet flew through her window and flew past her head on Interstate 635 between Cartwright and Scyene roads at about 2:45 p.m.

    "This is just the craziest thing that has happened to me," she said.

    Rios said the dark green Chevrolet Suburban then exited the freeway at the Scyene exit.

    "He could have ended my life, and I would have left three kids behind, so I hope they catch him," she said.

    Moments before, Rios and other drivers saw the sport utility vehicle with two men inside driving dangerously and cutting off other cars. At one point, the SUV was so out of control, it forced her car out of the lane, Rios said.

    "I just felt like my blood fell to my feet," she said. "My head started to shake. My hands got sweaty. I could barely dial 911 because I was so shaken up," she said.

    Police have a sketch of the driver.

    "I'm more blessed than what I thought I was," Rios said. "If anybody looks at the angle of that gunshot and where it ended up in my car, they would understand me."

    Rios said she is cherishing every moment.

    "Live every day like it's your last," she said. "I'm glad it wasn't my last day on Monday."

    Mesquite police ask that anyone with information call the Mesquite Police Department at 972-285-6336.