PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A Providence man arrested Tuesday by Rhode Island State Police is accused of shooting up two cars in separate incidents in the city last year.
According to police, Anthony Jackson was taken into custody around 2 p.m. at his Jewell Street home.
Police said they obtained a warrant for Jackson’s arrest after finding evidence linking him to the two shootings, which investigators believe were both the result of road rage.
Around 12:40 p.m. on July 25, 2017, the driver of a red SUV reportedly fired several shots at at another car while both were traveling northbound on Route 146 near I-295.
Then, at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Oct. 28 of last year, it was also reported that the driver of a red SUV fired several shots at another car, this time on the Route 6 East on-ramp from Plainfield Street.
In both cases, the victims’ vehicles were struck by multiple bullets, according to police, but no one was hurt.
Police said the investigation revealed the shots were fired from the same gun, which was linked to Jackson after it was recovered earlier this year as part of an unrelated investigation.
Jackson, 24, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on two counts each of felony assault, assault with intent to commit specified felonies, drive-by shooting, discharge of a firearm from a motor vehicle, and carrying a pistol without a license.