Police make two arrests after Orange road rage shooting incident
ORANGE– Police have arrested both drivers involved in a road rage incident on Thursday that involved one car being shot at.
On Sunday, Jesus Izaguirre, 39, of Hidalgo, Texas, was arrested and held on $500,000 bail. He was charged with first-degree criminal attempt of assault, second-degree assault, and first degree reckless endangerment. He appeared in court on Monday, but his case was continued until July 21. He remains held on bond.
Also on Sunday, Juan Calderon, 33, of Orange, turned himself in to police after learning a warrant was out for his arrest. He was arrested and held on $275,000 bail. He was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree assault, and unlawful discharge of a firearm.
Calderon also appeared in court on Monday, and he paid his bond and was released. He will also appear in court again on July 21.
The incident that led to the arrests happened on Thursday around 9 p.m. Police responded to a report of a road rage incident and shooting involving a car and a tractor-trailer truck on I-95 northbound in the area of exit 41. The incident was potentially a result of aggressive driving.
The car exited the highway at exit 41, while the tractor-trailer truck pulled over to the right shoulder on I-95. The truck driver, Jesus Izaguirre, 39, of Hidalgo, Texas, is said to have gotten out of the truck and run up to the driver’s side of the car while it was stopped for a red light at the end of the ramp.
Izaguirre hit the car driver, Juan Calderon, 33, of Orange, with an unknown object, cutting his face. As Izaguirre tried to return to his truck, Calderon got out of his car and chased him. He then fired his gun, for which he had a valid pistol permit, striking Izaguirre several times. Izaguirre returned to the truck, drove off, and stopped in the area of exit 44, where he was found by police.
Both men were taken to Yale-New Haven Hospital where they were treated and released for non-life threatening injuries.
Anyone who may have seen the incident, or who may have any information, is asked to contact State Police Detective Allegro at 203-696-2565. All calls will be kept confidential.