Memphis man arrested after shooting girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend on interstate

Memphis man arrested after shooting girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend on interstate

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A Memphis man was arrested after shooting girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend on the interstate.

According to an affidavit, Rodney Berry told police he was driving on Interstate 40 near Sycamore View when a grey Chevrolet Impala pulled next to him and began shooting.

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Berry said he speed and weaved through traffic to get away from the car. He eventually exited I-40 and went to a gas station on Germantown Parkway.

Once he was safe, he learned he was shot in the back.

Police said the victim’s car had at least eight bullet holes on the driver’s side.

Infiniti pulls into gas station after being shot on I-40 near Sycamore View.
Infiniti pulls into gas station after being shot on I-40 near Sycamore View.

The affidavit said when officers later spoke to the victim again, Berry said he spoke to his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child, La Tavia Curry, on FaceTime to tell her about the incident.

Berry reported to police that Curry said, “You shouldn’t have tried to run Mike off the road.”

Micheal Sasfrass is Curry’s boyfriend.

The affidavit said Berry told police he heard Sasfrass in the background bragging and admitting to the shooting.

Curry also said she was in the car with Sasfrass during the shooting.

Police got a warrant to search warrant for Curry’s phone and it placed her on I-40 during the shooting.

Based on her phone records, police received a warrant to search Sasfrass’s phone record.

Sasfrass’s phone GPS and call records also placed him on I-40 during the shooting.

Sasfrass was charged with Criminal Attempt Felony to wit Attempted First Degree Murder.