Road rage incident ends with gunshot

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ARLINGTON, Wash. - A road rage incident Monday afternoon ended in gunfire near Arlington.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says a motorcyclist was angry another driver wouldn’t give him enough space when the two were driving on Highway 9 near Arlington.

According to investigators, the motorcyclist followed the driver of the car to his house in the 10700 block of 99th Avenue Northeast. Then detectives say the motorcyclist threatened to hurt the car driver.

The driver of the car told the other man to leave his property, Snohomish County Sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton said. He repeated it several times, then deputies say he went inside got his gun and fired at the ground, deputies said.

The motorcyclist called 911, and so did the homeowner. Investigators say both men were cooperating on Monday.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says it was not illegal for the homeowner to fire a warning shot,  he was on his own property and felt threatened.

No injuries were reported, and no one was arrested.

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