Man threatened at gunpoint, called racial slur during road rage incident, police say

By: Jeremy Pierre

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis police responded to an aggravated assault near Lamar and South Perkins, after a road rage incident turned scary. 

The victim told police he was traveling eastbound on South Perkins when a black truck was following him too closely. 

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Officers said the black vehicle came around him in a aggressive way and got in front of him.

The truck then suddenly slowed down, causing the victim to hit his breaks and slide into the rear of the black truck, according to MPD.

"It was obvious he wanted to take matters into his own hand,” the victim said. "He swooped in front of me and stopped and that's when I had absolutely no control of stopping my vehicle."

Police said a white male then exited the pick up truck with a black handgun, cursing the victim out and using racial slurs towards him.

The victim told officers that he got out of his car, and the suspect became irate and left the scene driving eastbound.

MPD said the victim was able to get the license plate of the truck, TN U7755J.

"He's a coward. He could have handled that situation or prevented it from happening,” the victim said.

If you have any information about this situation, please call MPD.

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