(N.Morgan) An off duty Texas cop shot a 20 year old in the head for honking at him in a road rage incident. Kenneth Caplan allegedly pulled a gun on the woman after she beeped when he cut her off on the 610 South Loop in Houston during evening rush hour on Nov. 11, reports Click2Houston. The Harris County Precinct 6 Deputy Constable is accused of catching up with her car, rolling down his window and pulling the trigger. Caplan, who had a passenger in the car, then fled the scene.
The woman, who has not been named, incredibly survived the shooting after the bullet just grazed the left side of her head. She managed to pull her vehicle over to the side of the road and dial 911. Paramedics arrived and she was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital with what doctors described as “non life-threatening injuries.” An investigation was launched into Caplan, and he was arrested and charged with aggravated assault on Wednesday. His passenger, who allegedly leaned back so that the shot could be fired, was not charged. The victim, who said she was heading west in the right lane when she was cut off by Caplan’s small blue car, said she now feared retaliation.
The woman was shot on 610 during the evening rush hour Nov. 11, 2014(Photo: Air 11 / KHOU 11)
“I keep thinking someone is going to come up and shoot me,” she told KHOU. “I feel like I got a taste of death, honestly” she added. She was released from hospital three days after the terrifying incident. Harris County Constable’s Office said in a statement that it “neither condones nor tolerates the actions taken by Caplan.” “The necessary measures were taken to collect his credentials and remove him from our status,” it added.
Victim’s head after treatment(Photo: KHOU 11)