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Texas Reserve Police Officer Accused of Shooting Woman in Road Rage (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Kenneth Caplan, a reserve police officer, was arrested last Wednesday in Houston for allegedly shooting a 20-year-old woman in a fit of road rage.

Caplan was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

"All of a sudden I'm driving, and this guy cuts me off," the unidentified victim told KHOU (video below). "He was about to hit me. I switched to the other lane, I got in front of him and I cut him off. I guess that pissed him off. He went like that and he just fired at me. And then all of sudden I heard a ring in my ear."

The victim also claimed that a woman in Caplan's car "leaned back" so that he could fire his gun.

After the victim was shot in the head, she stopped in the middle of the 610 Highway and called 911.

"I was like, 'Oh my God, he just shot me.' I was applying pressure to my head because it wouldn't stop bleeding. I'm going to die in my car on 610," added the victim.

The victim was in the hospital for three days and had eight staples placed in her head, but credits God for saving her life.

"He heard me and knew that I was sincere and he gave me a second chance," the victim said.

Houston Police Department spokesman Kese Smith told the Houston Chronicle that Caplan confessed to shooting at the victim.

The Harris County Constable's Office Pct. 6, where Caplan was a reserve officer, said in a statement, "The Harris County Constable's Office – Precinct 6 neither condones nor tolerates the actions taken by Kenneth Caplan that connected him to this incident, and the necessary measures were taken to collect his credentials and remove him from our status."

Sources: Houston Chronicle, KHOU