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UPDATE: Both men charged in Murf. road rage shooting

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Both men involved in that road rage shooting in Murfreesboro have now been charged.

WSMV-TV says Murfreesboro Police have charged 59-year-old LaVergne resident James Ross with simple assault, while 23-year-old Middle Tennessee State University student Isaac Garner has been charged with Aggravated Assault.

Ross says Garner was driving 20 miles an hour as they approached the intersection at Middle Tennessee and Broad Street Wednesday morning. When he tried to pass, Ross says the cars collided.

Ross got out of his vehicle and went back to speak to Garner. He says as they exchanged words Garner shot him without provocation.

Garner tells police Ross was being aggressive and he feared for his life. Garner was initially questioned, then released.

The MPD is asking that anyone who might have witnessed the incident to call Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP. That’s 893-7867.