‘He’s striving to eliminate me:’ Movie captures moments immediately after guy was shot in terrifying street rage battle

A guy was shot and an innocent bystander left hospitalized after a driver opened fireplace in the course of a road rage incident in Hall County.

Michael Gabriel states he’s thankful to be alive soon after surviving a street rage capturing that injured him and still left a 65-year-outdated woman in essential ailment.

Gabriel showed Channel 2 Gwinnett County Bureau Main Matt Johnson the bullet holes nevertheless in the SUV he was in Wednesday early morning, including 1 in the driver aspect headrest. Gabriel was shot the moment in the shoulder and as soon as in the lessen back, but states the accidents are small.

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“It took a serious hand to God to hold me alive and right here nowadays,” he claimed.

Gabriel claims he was heading to a doctor’s appointment Wednesday early morning on SR 365 in Gainesville when a driver in a Mustang brake checked him.

“I go close to him and just look at him like, ‘What are you pondering?’” said Gabriel.

That is when he felt a bullet occur by means of his automobile and strike his shoulder. He remembers hearing a few shots.

“There wasn’t a warning shot,” he explained. “He was seeking to destroy me.”


Gabriel suggests he pulled out his cell phone to record online video and raced to catch up with the Mustang driver to get his license plate number. He dropped his cellular phone as he heard 9 much more gunshots hit his vehicle close to YMCA Generate and SR 365.

Gainesville law enforcement responded to 911 phone calls and arrested 26-calendar year-outdated Steven Cooper.

Gabriel then figured out 65-yr-outdated Paula Blackwell is in significant problem right after law enforcement say she was hit by one particular of Cooper’s bullets.

“My relatives and I, we have had her in our prayers,” he stated. “It’s heartbreaking.”

Gainesville police say Cooper had a two-12 months-aged in the car or truck with him all through the taking pictures. Cooper remains in jail, facing various fees.

“It’s so not worth this,” mentioned Gabriel. “If anyone helps make you mad, wave at them and say a prayer for them.”

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