Press Release: Road Rage Shooting Incident- Arrest Made
Press Release April 5, 2023 Case # 23-012724
Road Rage Shooting Incident- Arrest Made
On April 5, 2023 at 8:20 AM, Abington Police responded to a report of a road rage incident with shots fired at 1575 The Fairway, in the Jenkintown section of Abington Township. Officers responded and contacted the victim, who was a delivery driver for Pepsi. The victim told police that a white van pulled in front of him and stopped abruptly. The driver of the van approached his truck in an aggressive manner. Sometime during the incident, the driver of the van produced a handgun and a struggle ensued. During the course of the struggle, the victim was struck in the head with the gun. After having been struck with the gun, the gun went off and a round grazed the victim’s hip. The suspect fled the scene in the white van. The victim was transported to Abington Jefferson Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. At 10:00 AM, officers observed the van, still driving in the area, and stopped it on Rodman Ave. near Old York Rd. The driver was taken into custody without incident. He was identified as Scott Thomas, 21 years of age, from the 5500 block of Ardleigh St. in Philadelphia. Thomas was charged with Aggravated Assault and related charges. He is being held at the Abington Police Department pending his preliminary arraignment.
CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREOF, ARE MERELY ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNTIL AND UNLESS PROVEN GUILTY.
Approved for release by Lt. Steve Fink