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Pennsylvania woman arrested in road rage shooting

WEST CHESTER, PA – Racquel Graham, 41, of Secane, Pennsylvania, was arrested on the morning of May 2, 2024 in a frightening episode of road rage that escalated into gunfire after he was accused of shooting at another vehicle during rush hour. The Chester County District Attorney's Office and the Willistown Township Police Department announced the charges, which include aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Goshen Road and Sugartown Road in Willistown Township when the victim passed a gray or silver Toyota Rav 4 that was driving slowly, according to police reports. It is believed that during this maneuver the driver of the Rav 4, later identified as Graham, brandished a pistol and fired a shot in the direction of the passing vehicle. This shot reportedly struck the victim's vehicle, causing the victim to seek a safe location to contact emergency services. While examining the victim's vehicle, investigators discovered a bullet lodged in the passenger side door frame, underscoring the dangerous nature of the encounter.

In response to the disturbing incident, Chester County District Attorney Christopher L. de Barrena-Sarobe commented on the seriousness of the situation and emphasized the swift actions taken by local law enforcement to arrest the alleged attacker. “This is another shocking act of gun violence,” de Barrena-Sarobe said, praising the Willistown Police Department for their quick response and commitment to public safety.

Willistown Police Chief Robert Klinger reiterated the department's commitment to the well-being of the community and emphasized the rigorous investigative protocols conducted following the reported incident. Graham's arrest was facilitated by modern technology, with local License Plate Reader (LPR) cameras playing a critical role in locating the suspect's vehicle. After identifying and subsequently interviewing Graham, authorities confiscated the firearm allegedly used in the incident, further strengthening the chain of custody.

With assistance from Chester County Detectives, the Westtown-East Goshen Police Department and the West Goshen Police Department, the investigation relied on a broad network of law enforcement resources. The community was assured of their safety as authorities considered this an isolated incident.

As the legal process progresses, it is important to remember that an arrest or criminal charge does not equate to guilt. Graham, like all people charged with a crime, is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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