A suspect has been charged with first-degree assault after he allegedly shot another man in a severe case of road rage Tuesday, local police have confirmed.

Jack Kennedy, the commander of the multi-agency Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit, said the victim called police a few minutes before 6 p.m. and reported he had been shot by another driver while traveling east on I-20/59 Tuesday.

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Kennedy said the shooting, which took place near Mile Marker 86, was likely motivated by road rage.

Police identified 24-year-old Randarius Bevelle as their top suspect and located and interviewed him late Tuesday night.

Kennedy said officers recovered the gun allegedly used in the shooting and, after interviewing witnesses, the victim and Bevelle, found cause to charge the man with first-degree assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle, both of which are serious felony charges.

Bevelle was jailed Tuesday and remains there Wednesday on a $60,000 bond.

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