Man sought after shot fired in Blue Route road rage incident

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Detectives spent the day Friday are looking for security footage.

Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a man they say fired a shot during a road rage incident on the Blue Route in Montgomery County.

Detectives spent the day Friday are looking for security footage not only from along the Blue Route, but also from off the Conshohocken exit, where the shooter was last seen driving.

Police also expressed hope someone will recognize the suspect from the sketch of him released Thursday night.

PHOTOS: Shot fired on Blue Route in Montgomery County

"We'd like people to take a closer look at the sketch," said Pennsylvania State Police Capt. James Raykovitz, "because the witness told our artist he has scarring on the right side of his face and his face is pocked on both sides."

Police are also looking for a dark blue older model Lincoln Town Car, early 2000 model, with tinted windows. The vehicle has a possible unknown Pennsylvania registration. The car also has an after-market Lincoln logo that has a red backdrop.

The suspected firearm is a chrome semi-automatic handgun.

The incident was reported on the northbound Blue Route (I-476) near the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) at mile marker 16.1 in West Conshohocken Township around 3 p.m. Thursday.

Police say the suspect, who was driving a Lincoln Town Car, fired at least one shot at a blue Mitsubishi Lancer.

"The actor then entered the middle lane, drew a silver semi-automatic pistol and fired one round at the victim's vehicle," said Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. William Slayton.

Police say the suspect was driving behind the victim in the left lane. Both drivers were traveling northbound.

"He could have possibly killed the victim all over who knows what," said Slayton.

But police say the center console stopped the bullet, and saved his life.

"I saw state troopers and undercover cops just speeding in and out of lanes, trying to get there as fast as possible," said Alyssa Marchand, witness.

Marchand tells us she was on her way to pick up her grandmother in Fort Washington when she saw the violence unfold in rush hour traffic.

"I had my music up, but I was three cars behind it at least, and I know that I saw brakes stopping and people waving their hands out the window," said Marchand. "I saw him pull out something - could have been his phone, could have been the gun."

"We're dealing with someone who needs to be taken of the streets," said Slayton. "He needs to turn himself in."

The suspect was last seen speeding off in the direction of Conshohocken.

Anyone with information should contact the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Investigation Unit at 215-452-5216.
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