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Motorist arrested over road rage death

Johannesburg - A motorist who allegedly shot dead a motorcyclist in an apparent road-rage confrontation in Johannesburg on Friday has been arrested, Gauteng police said.

The driver, in his forties, was arrested after being treated for head injuries under police guard at a nearby hospital, said Lt-Col Katlego Mogale.

The body of the motorcyclist who was shot dead during a road rage incident in Northriding. Picture: Chris Collingridge. Credit: THE STAR

He would appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Monday on a murder charge, Mogale said.

The sedan driver and 39-year-old biker Douglas Pierce had an argument while driving on Malibongwe Drive just after Witkoppen Road earlier on Friday, said Mogale.

They both pulled off the road, the biker allegedly confronted the driver and the argument got heated.

“The biker allegedly assaulted the motorist who in turn fired shots, fatally wounding him.”

Police recovered firearms from both men. They had been taken for ballistic testing.

The Star reported that Pierce was married and had a four-year-old child.

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