Denise Richards uninjured after ‘terrifying’ road-rage shooting in Los Angeles
It was a day of intense media speculation, with the possibility of a police officer being shot in the head by a man with a history of violent crime and mental illness, but the victim in a road rage incident with Los Angeles County Sheriffs deputies is the one who ended up with a serious, life-altering injury.
In December, after she was driving behind Richard with whom she was having a relationship, he got out of his vehicle and began punching her vehicle multiple times, and then started shooting into the vehicle as she drove away.
She ended up shooting him, hitting him in the right arm.
But at least she is alive!
The details of the shooting were revealed on Saturday after police said Richards was not seriously injured and the suspect was arrested.
Richards, a 38-year-old woman, was in critical condition with a severe head wound at the hospital and in danger of brain death on Sunday night, her Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Sunday said.
The shooting was one of several road-rage incidents that have been reported in the Los Angeles area in recent weeks.
She was driving with her then-boyfriend, Richard, when he exited his vehicle and began punching her car multiple times and shooting at her.
“She was driving ahead of him trying to pull over, but he continued to punch her,” said Richard’s attorney, Michael Sussman, in a press release.
He continued, “The suspect’s vehicle went through an intersection and that’s when he turned into a different road that ended up blocking her car and began punching the vehicle and firing into the car.”
The woman’s then-boyfriend, also identified as Richard, is a veteran of the US marine corps, according to the sheriff’s website.
The couple has been together for four years and lived together for three.
The sheriff’s department said after investigating the incident they determined that Richard is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon with a group with a history of mental illness.
The department said that Richards suffered a head wound which will require surgery and she is listed in serious condition.
“We appreciate the public’s help, we are committed to supporting the victim and providing medical and hospital resources to