Shot fired in Kearns road rage incident

Oct 17, 2023, 7:13 AM | Updated: 7:30 am

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KEARNS, Utah — Unified Police Department said a case of road rage occurred in Kearns on Monday evening. The incident began with a verbal exchange and escalated into a shot being fired. 

The 24-year-old victim told police that he and another driver, Darvin Robinson, 23, got into an argument because Robinson was driving recklessly. There was a verbal exchange at Northwest Ave. 

Robinson then pulled in front of the victim and slammed on his brakes. 

When the pair arrived at the intersection of 5400 South and 5200 West, Robinson pulled up next to him and fired a shot. Nobody was injured, however, it struck the “bill of the victim’s ballcap,” according to police. 

Robinson was arrested and taken to jail. 

Calming a road rage incident

Road rage incidents have become more common. Cameron Roden, a Utah Highway Patrol Sergeant, provided some tips to KSL NewsRadio’s Dave & Dujanovic on how to de-escalate a situation

First, Roden said to remain calm. Do not engage with the aggressor or exit the vehicle. Avoiding confrontation can prevent the situation from escalating. Lock your car doors and keep the windows rolled up. 

If you can safely record the aggressor’s license plate number, Roden said it can help police. However, do not put yourself in danger. 

If the situation becomes dangerous, call 911 immediately. 

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Shot fired in Kearns road rage incident