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VIDEO: Police search for suspect in fatal road rage shooting

Maryland State Police released video of a fatal attack on tow truck driver Delonte Hicks in the hopes the public can help identify a suspect.

CHEVERLY, Md. — Maryland State Police released video Monday of a fatal road rage shooting that occurred in March on Route 50 in Cheverly. The case is still unsolved, and police are hoping someone may recognize the driver or the car shown and come forward with information. 

The video comes from the dash cam of a tow truck being driven by 29-year-old Delonte Hicks on Sunday, March 19 at 4:45 p.m. Hicks' truck can be seen driving in the left lane of eastbound Route 50 near Cheverly when a small dark Hyundai Sonata passes on the right and moves to the left land. Hicks responds by moving to the right lane.

Both vehicles continue on for about a quarter mile when the driver of the sedan suddenly hits his brakes to drop back. The vehicles travel side by side for a few seconds while police say there was an exchange of words.

Gunshots can then be heard as the Hyundai speeds away and Hicks moves his truck to the shoulder and stops. He did not survive. 

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At the time, Maryland State Police released still photos from the video of the Hyundai and the driver. Police say the license plate of the car is unreadable. The car has still never been found, police said. 

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According to a GoFundMe page set up for Hicks, he was 29-years-old and was working for Central Towing Company at the time of his death. He was described by friends as a loving father brother and son and the father of three kids. Friends also described him as easy going and said he’d just incorporated an LLC in hopes of starting his own towing company.

In 2022, Maryland State Police have investigated at least 14 road rage shootings and 26 incidents where motorists brandished a gun.

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