Police seeking three suspects in trucker shooting

| 8/17/2007

Police in San Antonio, TX, are seeking three suspects in the shooting of a truck driver that happened there early Wednesday morning.

The San Antonio Express News reports that the driver, Metin Perezic, had stopped at a store near Interstate 10 to use the restroom.

However, the store was closed, and the driver was returning to his truck when he was approached by three people. One of them pulled out a gun and demanded money.

Perezic ran for his truck, but was struck by a bullet in the chest. Police say he still managed to get into his truck and get back to the interstate access road, which was where police later found him.

The driver was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center, where he was listed in satisfactory condition.

No arrests have been made in the case, and no description of the assailants has been released.

The current poll on landlinemag.com showed, as of midday Friday, that most of those who have responded so far – 43 percent – believe they are most likely to be the victim of violence at a rest area.

About 35 percent thought truck stops were the most likely location, while 14 percent said they felt they were most at risk for violence on the road. About 7 percent of those who have responded believe the most likely place they would be the victim of violence is the dock of a shipper or receiver.