BREAKING: I-10 Shooting Victim Identified

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG)- News 5 is learning more information Monday night about an incident that left a 42-year old man dead.

We spoke to a man who witnessed the shooting as he was headed eastbound on I-10 back to Loxley from the Mobile area.

Cecil Rayborn says he realized something was horribly wrong when he and his girlfriend heard several gunshots as traffic began to slow down.

Rayborn says he pulled over at the side of the road and saw a man laying there. “I was standing at the door of his truck. I reached up and touched his hand to see if he was still alive. Very faint pulse. Incoherent, unconscious.”

The incident happened shortly after 5pm and slowed traffic on the interstate.

“Traffic started to get a little slow. We rolled down the windows and we heard what we thought was gunshots,” said Rayborn.

The victim has been identified as Timothy Pinckard.

However, the suspect or driver of the other vehicle has not been identified.

Rayborn tells us he approached the vehicle of the man who allegedly shot the other man and his wife was in the car. She claims the man cut their car off.

“All she was worried about was her dogs that were in her car. Not that her husband had just shot somebody,” said Rayborn, a Loxley resident.

Mobile Police have not identified the name of the suspect but the case is headed to a grand jury.


UPDATE 3:30 p.m.

Mobile Police have identified the shooting victim as 42-year-old Timothy Pinckard.

UPDATE 10:20 a.m. Monday November 6
 The case will be presented to the Mobile County Grand Jury for further prosecutorial efforts.  Reports suggest the victim and the shooter were in two separate cars, so it is likely a case of road rage.
UPDATE 9:10 p.m. Sunday November 5
The following is a statement from Charlette Solis with Mobile Police Department:
On Sunday, November 5, 2017 at approximately 5:10 p.m. two men got into a verbal confrontation while traveling eastbound I-10 near Riviere Du Chien overpass. One man shot the other man. The one shot was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to this injuries. This investigation is a homicide.
UPDATE 6:53 p.m. Sunday November 5
Charlette Solis with the Mobile Police Department confirms one person has been shot in connection to the incident on I-10. The are currently investigating. 
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — There is a heavy police presence on I-10 eastbound between Rangeline Road and I-65.
News 5 has a crew heading to the scene and will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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