Struthers man cited after road rage incident in Youngstown leads to shots fired
There was a large police presence at the Shell gas station on the corner of Midlothian and South Avenue in Youngstown Wednesday evening.
Police say there was a road rage incident at the gas station around 6 p.m. According to a police report, a man and a woman were attacked by three men on dirt bikes.
The male victim told police the three bikers were riding recklessly in the road, weaving in and out of traffic and doing wheelies. At one point, police say the victim and bikers had a brief argument at a red light.
After the victims and the bikers pulled into the gas station, police say one of the bikes struck the victim's truck. Police say one of the bikers started punching the male victim when he attempted to confront them.
Police say another biker, identified as 24-year-old Enoch Mendoza of Struthers grabbed a handgun from a fanny pack and shot into the air twice before running off. The victim was not seriously injured in the attack.
Later on, located Mendoza on Lucius fleeing into a home, as well as a dirt bike that matched the description of the one at the scene.
Upon arrival, police located the fanny pack containing the gun. Police say the gun was found to have a loaded magazine inserted but no rounds in the chamber.
Mendoza was cited for discharging a firearm in city limits, as well as reckless operation and operating a vehicle without a valid license. He's scheduled to appear in court Friday, May 12.