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Scott Eakens (LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Metro police Wednesday identified the man arrested Tuesday for a road rage incident that left a teen with gunshot wounds to the head.
Scott Eakens, 32, of Las Vegas, turned himself in to police at the scene. He was charged with one count of attempted murder.
According to police, the incident started Tuesday at around 5:15 p.m. when the teen victim, driving a black 2012 pickup truck, struck Eakens' 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee at the intersection of Sunset Drive and Eastern Avenue.
The teen fled the scene of the accident, eventually stopping in front of a business on McCloud Drive. Eakens located the teen and attempted to block his pickup truck in. The teen then aggressively backed into the side of Eakens' Jeep.
It was then that Eakens allegedly fired multiple rounds from a handgun at the rear window of the pickup truck, striking the 17-year-old twice.
One bullet severed the teen's ear while another lodged in his skull. The victim was taken to Sunrise Trauma Center. He is expected to survive.
Police said the incident is still under investigation and anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (702)-385-5555.
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