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Dallas Road Rage Murder Remains Unsolved After Nearly a Decade

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    Dallas Road Rage Murder Remains Unsolved

    Nearly a decade later, Dallas police are still searching for answers in a road rage killing along a busy North Dallas road. (Published Friday, Dec. 2, 2016)

    Nearly a decade later, Dallas police are still searching for answers in a road rage killing along a busy North Dallas road.

    Ken Woolsey was shot and killed in March 2007 while a passenger in a vehicle driven by his wife on Abrams Road.

    He and his family had just moved back to Texas three days prior to the shooting.

    "He was a great tour guide because he was familiar with all that area," said his father, Byron Woolsey, as he spoke about a trip to visit Ken in England.

    Byron Woolsey shared a picture he took of his three sons standing in the English countryside in 2005.

    "This was one of the greatest times that we had as a family together," said Ken's brother, Mark Woolsey.

    "I think about him and I miss him a lot," said another brother, Don Woolsey.

    Police say Ken Woolsey's wife was cautiously driving through a construction zone on Abrams Road when the driver behind them became impatient. The tailgater pulled up alongside the Woolseys' vehicle and fired one shot, striking Ken in the head.

    "I obviously didn't know the extent of what happened to him, and so I thought, 'Oh, boy, he'd been shot. How long is this going to take, and what it's going to require before he can get well," said father Byron Woolsey.

    Ken Woolsey died hours after the shooting with his family at his bedside.

    "I was able to pray over Ken and that – a measure of something you want to be able to do while he was still there," said Mark Woolsey.

    The images, memories and what if's are still so raw, especially for their father.

    "You always think about this, had they left the house two seconds later none of this would have happened," Byron Woolsey said.

    Perhaps the hardest part for the Woolsey family is that in the middle of the busy intersection at Abrams Road and Walnut Street during rush hour, there was no credible witness to lead to an arrest. What's more, Ken Woolsey's own son, who was just 9 years old at the time, witnessed the horror from the backseat.

    "I thought a lot about that as well, how traumatic it was for him to be sitting there and see his dad get shot in the head," said Byron Woolsey.

    A gunman's split-second decision took a father, son and brother. One thing remains strong, though. The family believes the truth will eventually be told.

    "I would hope that someone who was there at the time, that saw it happen, that remembers it would come forward, would identify the shooter, and that justice would be done. That's my hope," Mark Woolsey said.

    Anyone with information on this cold case is asked to call Dallas Police.

    Read more about the Ken Woolsey shooting from NBC 5's media partners at The Dallas Morning News.

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