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Road rage, gunfire ends with arrest

Pike County Sheriff’s officers responded to a road rage incident April 28 at 5 p.m. after the victim called 911 reporting that an individual in another vehicle was acting aggressively toward them.

During the 911 call, the offender, Donald Banner, 32, from Lithonia, discharged a firearm. 911 operators could hear the shot as it was fired and relayed this information to deputies. Within minutes, the offender was located by deputies and taken into custody following a traffic stop on Highway 18 near Harrison Road.

Banner is in the Pike County jail charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during commission of a crime. Deputies recovered two handguns from the vehicle that Banner was operating.

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