Three men have been arrested in connection with a road rage incident that resulted in a motorist being shot.

According to Olive Branch police, an altercation began about 7:30 p.m. Monday evening on eastbound I-22/U.S. Highway 78 east of Goodman Road.

The incident continued as the drivers reached state Highway 305, when the driver of the suspect’s pickup truck produced a handgun and fired at the passenger side and rear of the victim’s vehicle. One of the bullets struck the driver in the wrist, while a passenger in the vehicle, the victim’s 12-year-old son, was not hurt.  

Police reported that the suspects then left the interstate and headed south on Highway 305. The unidentified victim was able to make it to Methodist-Olive Branch Hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.  

The pickup truck the suspects were reportedly driving, a two-tone brown and tan Ford, was later spotted in Southaven and with help from the Horn Lake police and DeSoto County Sheriff’s deputies, the suspects were captured and arrested.  

Facing two counts of attempted murder each in connection with Monday evening’s incident are Joshua Harris, age 21 of Southaven; Noah Smith, age 20 of Southaven; and Dylan Stallings, age 16 of Horn Lake. Stallings is being charged as an adult in the incident.  

Harris being held on a $666,666 bond; Smith and Stallings are both being held on a $444,444 bond.

An initial court appearance of May 2 has been set for Stallings, and May 23 for both Harris and Smith.  

Bob Bakken is Managing Editor for the DeSoto Times-Tribune.

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