PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) – A Kansas man is accused of fatally shooting a motorist from Texas during what authorities described as a road rage confrontation in Missouri.
Prosecutors in Missouri’s Platte County near Kansas City charged 22-year-old Bobby Crumpton of Wichita with second-degree murder in the Friday night death of Clinton Alsobrook.
Authorities say they found 35-year-old Alsobrook of Charlotte, Texas, dead and unarmed in his bullet-riddled sports utility vehicle Friday night. The vehicle was lodged on an embankment, its engine running.
Court records allege Crumpton told police Alsobrook hit his vehicle, forcing both vehicles off the road. Crumpton allegedly said he feared for his life when he fired after Alsobrook tried to drive toward him.
Online court records Monday didn’t show whether Crumpton has an attorney. His bond was set at $100,000.