MODESTO, CA - A Modesto man was booked into jail on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting on Tuesday that police believe was triggered by a traffic crash.
According to Lt. Rick P. Armendariz with the Modesto Police Department, Victor Ramirez, 20, was driving southbound on Claus Road ahead of the victim and a passenger when Ramirez was reportedly rear-ended by the victim.
Both drivers pulled to the side of the road to assess the damage. Armendariz said as the other driver was viewing the damage, Ramirez became confrontational, pushing and threatening the victim. The victim went back to his vehicle.
At that point, witnesses told police Ramirez pointed a handgun at the other driver.