BALTIMORE — A trigger-happy teen has been arrested in the road rage shooting of a 73-year-old motorist he thought had looked at him funny.
Baltimore police said they had taken 17-year-old Mikayal Hendricks into custody and charged him with first-degree murder in Oct, 4 shooting death of Lawrence “Tony” Price.
Investigators say Price had been sitting a car waiting at a red light just two miles from his home, when another car pulled up and Hendricks began jawing with the elder man, accusing him of staring.
Police say Hendricks then pulled a gun and opened fire, hitting Price in the chest. He died a short time later at a nearby hospital.
“They said it was some young people,” Tony’s wife Cheryl told WBFF-TV. “I don’t understand why the young generation feels like they’ve just got to shoot up everything. It just makes no sense.”
She said Price, a retired mason, had just picked up her daughter’s boyfriend from work and was driving home when he stopped at a red light.
“Another car drove up next to them and asked them what they were looking at,” she said. “My husband, being my husband, said, ‘We weren’t talking to you.'”
Hendricks’ mother said her son had been arrested for carjacking last year and she had been trying to get his probation revoked for violating his court-ordered curfew, but that police hadn’t responded.