A 63-year-old man who was convicted of a number of crimes associated to a 2022 road rage shooting has been sentenced.

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The fees stemmed from a highway rage taking pictures that occurred on June 30, 2022. The incident occurred on the intersection of Woodstock Street and Freeway 92 close to CVS Pharmacy within the Acworth space of Cherokee County.

In keeping with the Cherokee County District Lawyer’s Workplace, whereas stopped at a purple mild, Wade Anthony McEwen, 63, pulled out a Glock .45 caliber handgun.

Officers mentioned McEwen started taking pictures at 25-year-old Jason Daxon, who was driving a BMW automotive within the lane to his left.

McEwen reportedly shot 14 rounds into the side and again of Daxon’s automotive.

The DA’s workplace states that Daxon tried to flee the gunfire by chopping throughout the freeway, coming to a cease in entrance of Lummus Provide, the place passersby stopped and helped. He was shot quite a few instances in his arm, aspect, and again. His accidents required emergency medical care and surgical procedure, based on Cherokee County officers.


McEwen mentioned he acted in self-defense, claiming that the sufferer had pointed a gun at him.

“Though the defendant has argued that he was justified in self-defense for his actions, the proof and in the end the jury discovered his actions amounted to extreme pressure and an aggravated assault,” mentioned Deputy Chief Assistant District Lawyer Geoffrey L. Fogus. “An intensive investigation by the Cherokee Sheriff’s Workplace decided that the defendant maliciously shot the sufferer by repeatedly firing a number of instances, emptying the journal because the sufferer drove off to avoid wasting his life.”

After seven days, 22 witnesses, practically 300 displays, together with McEwen’s handgun, video supplied by witnesses, surveillance video, and photographs of the sufferer’s accidents and automotive, a jury discovered McEwen responsible of 14 costs.

On Jan. 30, McEwen was convicted of two counts of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, two counts of possession of a firearm throughout the fee of a felony, terroristic acts, seven counts of reckless conduct, and aggressive driving.

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On Thursday, Superior Court docket Choose Tony Baker sentenced McEwen to a complete of 30 years, with the primary 10 years to serve in jail and the steadiness to serve on probation.

“We can not enable our roadways to turn out to be conflict zones, with drivers taking pictures at every (different) in anger. This isn’t how a civilized society behaves, and this isn’t one thing Cherokee County will ever tolerate,” mentioned District Lawyer Susan Ok. Treadaway.


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