Road Rage Ri(f)les up Reckless Officer
A detention officer with the El Paso Sheriff's Office, Gabriel Correa, was arrested Wednesday afternoon after a serious road rage incident.
Gabriel Correa, 46, was driving a Nissan Maxima around 2:30 pm and was stopped at an intersection located at 12200 Montana. Xavier Burnette, 28, was stopped at the same intersection behind Correa in a Ford Fusion and honked when the traffic signal changed to green.
Correa then began chasing Burnette, and began shooting at Burnette's Ford Fusion. One of the bullets discharged by Correa even hit a nearby residence. Fortunately for Correa and the resident no persons at the home were injured.
Both Correa and Burnette came to a stop in front of a marked Police car located at the 4400 block of Rich Beam. Officers at the scene immediately placed Correa under arrest without resistance. Gabriel Correa was charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon, and booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility with bonds totaling $5,000.
According to reports, Correa has been a detention officer with the Sheriff's office since August of 2008. The director for Public Affairs, Chris Acosta, has stated that Correa has been placed on administrative leave without pay and is facing disciplinary action.
I sure hope this guy didn't have enemies at the facility, but judging from this occurrence alone, it doesn't seem like he's the friendly type.