Truckers involved in two separate shootings

Updated Nov 27, 2018

Two more trucker-involved shootings have been reported, one in Alabama and the other in Texas.

One truck driver was wounded, and another was arrested after a shooting Wednesday, Nov. 21, in southeast Alabama. reports Dale County Chief Deputy Mason Bynum said the two truck drivers got into a disagreement at the Finnway Express on Highway 85 in Clayhatchee. A fight ensued and one of the drivers pulled a handgun and shot the other in the neck twice.

The victim was taken to a hospital, and the shooting suspect was taken into custody.

The names of the drivers were not released.

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On Tuesday, Nov. 20 a Louisiana trucker was arrested after allegedly shooting at an SUV in what police are calling a road rage incident. No one was injured in the incident, which occurred on Interstate 20 in Smith County, Texas, which is east of Dallas.

The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports that the occupants of an SUV pulled alongside a tractor-trailer to alert the driver that a wheel was sparking. The occupants of the SUV said the truck’s driver, identified as Brian Michael Busby, 29, of Oakgrove, Louisiana, pulled a pistol and shot at their vehicle.

No one was injured, but investigators found a bullet hole in the SUV.

Busby was arrested in the parking lot of the Texas Best Smokehouse at Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 271.

These are the latest of shootings involving truck drivers in recent months.

Earlier this month a truck driver parked at the TA truck stop off of I-75 in Wildwood, Florida, was allegedly attacked by another trucker over a parking spot while sleeping in his truck. On Nov. 11 a trucker used a thermos to bust the window and appeared to be reaching for a gun in his waistband. The parked driver then reportedly grabbed his own gun and fired a shot into the air to deter the attack.

In September, two truckers were involved in a shooting south of Atlanta over positions at a fuel island.