RCPD Responds To Road Rage Firearm Incident
Rapid City police responded to a road rage incident involving a firearm Monday afternoon. The victim says a man pulled up next to their vehicle after exiting a one lane construction zone on I-90, then pointed a gun at them. Rapid City Police Department spokesperson, Brendyn Medina says police followed up on the report, searching for the driver.
“Police were able to locate the suspect vehicle. Because of the firearms and the risky nature of the incident, a high risk traffic stop was conducted. Police ordered the driver out of the pickup and he was detained. While searching through the pickup, we did locate a pistol in the center console and we did end up identifying the driver as 63 year old Bobby Moser of Rapid City and he was placed under arrest for aggravated assault before being transported to the Pennington County Jail.”
On July first, a law went into effect in South Dakota allowing people to legally carry a firearm without a permit. Medina says he doesn’t know if the man had a concealed carry permit because the new legislation means he doesn’t need one. Medina does not believe this law will increase the number of firearm incidents in Rapid City.