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Road rage shootings suspect caught after unrelated gun crime

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By Alana Cerrone

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NORTH SCITUATE, R.I. (WLNE) – Rhode Island State Police arrested a Providence man for two separate shootings stemming from road rage incidents in 2017.

Anthony Jackson, 24, was arrested at his home Tuesday.

The charges against Jackson include felony assault, drive-by shooting, and discharge of a firearm from a motor vehicle.

This arrest comes after an investigation of two incidents by State Police Major Crimes Unit. The first incident was reported in July of 2017, when the operator of a red sport utility vehicle allegedly fired several shots at another car while both vehicles were traveling north on Route 146, near Interstate 295.

The second incident was reported three months later, in October,  when the operator of a red sport utility vehicle allegedly fired several shots at another car on the Route 6 East on ramp from Plainfield Street in Providence.

Neither of the subjects who were shot at were injured, but multiple bullets did strike their cars. Police believe the victims were randomly shot at.

Investigators were linked to Jackson when Pawtucket  Police arrested him this past March for pistol-whipping his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend, then firing a shot at him.

Investigators matched that gun to the shell casings they found on the roadway after the drive-by shootings.

Jackson was held on $100,000 with surety.

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