SEATTLE – The Washington State Patrol is asking for help finding a suspect in a road-rage shooting that happened on I-5 in Seattle on Wednesday.
Mattathias Israel told troopers he was driving on northbound I-5 near the Boeing Access exit when a man in a Toyota cut him off and slammed on the brakes. This continued, and then just before the Michigan St. exit the suspect pulled to the left of the victim, rolled down the window and shot twice.
Israel, who said he was driving his pregnant wife to work, was hit once in the leg, and drove himself to Harborview Medical Center.
"What if my son was in the car?" Israel said. "What if he shot my wife in the stomach? What if he killed me? It could've all ended worse."
A GoFundMe account has been set up for Israel's medical bills.
Description of the suspect’s car is somewhat vague: It’s a Toyota passenger vehicle that’s either dark gray or teal, and it has two Seahawks stickers on the side.
The suspect was described as a black man wearing a black coat and a beanie hat.
If you have any idea who the suspect is, call WSP Det. Ruth Medeiros at (425) 401-7719.