Man Shoots Trucker in the Face During Interstate Rampage, Suspect and Two More Dead
Coffee County, TN – A trucker was shot in the face during an interstate rampage that resulted in the deaths of three people and injuries to three more.
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the deadly incident began along Interstate 24 at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.
A man now identified as 29-year-old Dangelo Dorsey, of St. Louis, MO, opened fire inside a vehicle traveling westbound on Interstate 24 near Beechgrove in Coffee County.
Darcey Johnson, 28, was one of the people inside the vehicle and was fatally struck.
Another person inside the vehicle suffered injuries, but has not yet been identified.
Dorsey then allegedly exited the vehicle and attempted to carjack a nearby elderly driver and, in the process, fired into her vehicle, striking her in the hand.
TBI said he then approached a truck driver who had also come to a stop.
Dorsey opened fire striking the trucker in the face, investigators determined.
The trucker has not yet been identified, but is expected to survive.
From there, Dorsey carjacked a Ford Mustang, and ordered the two people inside – a man and a woman – to drive him to their home in Morrison.
When they arrived, Dorsey took two additional firearms from the home.
He then executed the male hostage, now identified as 23-year-old Phillip Jordan Stevens.
The female hostage, now identified as Aileen Stevens, was Stevens’s wife and is also pregnant.
TBI reports Dorsey killed Stevens in front of his pregnant wife.
Dorsey then swapped vehicles to a blue Toyota Rav4, and forced the Aileen to go with him.
Dorsey later dumped Stevens’s body along Interstate 24 westbound near Exit 111-B, where it was recovered by law enforcement.
Multiple local law enforcement agencies were able to track Dorsey’s vehicle and shortly after 3:30 p.m. authorities located the vehicle traveling eastbound on I-24.
A brief chase ensued, reaching speeds of approximately 100 miles an hour.
However, at approximately 3:45 p.m. Dorsey flipped the Rav4.
At that point, Dorsey took his own life, TBI said.
Aileen was safely recovered.
The motive for the rampage is not yet known.
Additionally, Dorsey is reported to have an extensive criminal history, but no warrant for his arrest was active at the time of the rampage.
TBI indicated due to the nature of the crime spree, it will be a lengthy and complicated investigation.
This is a developing story.
Transportation Nation Network will continue to monitor new developments.