Arlington police say they have made an arrest in a road rage shooting that left a father of young twins injured along Interstate 20 in October 2018.
The suspected shooter, identified by police as Andrew Cantu, surrendered at the Arlington City Jail Tuesday with his attorney present and was booked on two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
An arrest affidavit released Wednesday detailed how investigators were first tipped by a person who said Cantu, 29, was a former coworker who had quit his job in the days following the shooting. Police then used cellphone signals and license plates to track Cantu to the Houston area and Mexico, where Cantu had gone to visit family that same week, according to the affidavit.
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The investigation continued until March 13, when detectives were contacted by an attorney who stated Cantu wanted to turn himself in.
Cantu remained in jail Wednesday, police said.
According to police, Kyle Johnson was driving with his wife and two young children along westbound I-20, just west of Texas 360, on Oct. 22, 2018 when he was sideswiped by another vehicle passing on the outside shoulder.
Johnson pulled over to exchange information with the other driver, but before he could open his door the other driver was already banging on his window and kicking his door, police said. When Johnson rolled down the window, he said he saw the man had a gun and turned his head as the man fired a single shot.
"Once I collected myself, I look up through the windshield, he's getting up and driving off in his car. My wife is screaming at the top of her lungs, and that's when I felt the blood running down my face and into my eyes. It was all over my hand. And then she just called 911 from there," Johnson told NBC 5 in October 2018.
Johnson was grazed in the head by the bullet — likely spared a more serious or deadly injury by quickly moving his head. His wife and young children, who were also in the car, were uninjured in the attack. Police, meanwhile, had little to go on — only a vague description of both the shooter and his vehicle, which may or may not have had damage from the minor crash.