Sheriff: Gunfire on Milwaukee highway stemmed from apparent road rage

CREATED Aug 18, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 18, 2014

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MILWAUKEE -- An apparent road rage incident on Highway 41 near Miller Park ended in gunfire Monday morning.

According to the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, a man on a motorcycle fired at least one shot at another car on the freeway -- just south of the Lisbon entrance ramp -- which passed through both windows, past the victim's head.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said the rage stemmed from who was going to be able to enter the highway first.

Witnesses on scene told officers the suspect was making angry hand gestures when he pulled alongside the car and fired several shots at the vehicle.

The victim was not hit.

The suspect, who officers identified as James L. Norman, 35, of Milwaukee, continued on US-41 and crashed into the median wall in the Stadium Interchange.

Norman was taken into custody at gunpoint when he was walking away from the scene with a gun in hand, deputies said.

Clarke said Norman had the odor of alcohol on his breath and has an extensive criminal history. 

The driver of the car sustained minor injuries from the flying glass.