Road rage is suspected in a freeway shooting that killed a driver on Interstate 10 in far East El Paso last weekend, authorities said.
El Paso police homicide detectives suspect that 32-year-old Israel Corral was shot and killed after becoming involved in a road rage incident with another driver, Crime Stoppers of El Paso officials said. The unsolved homicide is Crime Stoppers’ Crime of the Week.
Corral was driving a gray 2012 Honda Accord eastbound on I-10 when investigators suspect he became involved in a confrontation with another vehicle on the freeway that may have started near Hawkins Boulevard in the area of Cielo Vista Mall and continued for miles to the exit to Loop 375, Crime Stoppers said.
During the rolling confrontation, the driver or a passenger of another vehicle fired a gun at Corral fatally wounding him, police said.
Police officers responding to a call of a car stopped on the highway found Corral dead in his vehicle at about 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, after his car came to a stop on the on-ramp to Loop 375 from I-10 East, police said.
There have been no arrests and police officials have not disclosed any potential descriptions of the other vehicle or suspects.
Anyone with any information on the identity of the suspect, or suspects, in the freeway homicide may anonymously call Crime Stoppers of El Paso at 915-566-8477 (TIPS) or leave a tip online at www.crimestoppersofelpaso.org.