Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Charges: Suspect fired 5 times at school bus windshield

Charges: Suspect fired 5 times at school bus windshield

The video is hard to see, but shows what appear to be a couple gun flashes right away. He is later cuffed and walked to the door of the bus, then put in a squad vehicle.

Police said 31-year-old Kenneth Lilly fired five shots at the 78-year-old school bus driver who bumped his vehicle on an icy interstate, hitting him in the head and arm.

Lilly hasn't been charged yet, but police called the incident especially reckless.

Lilly then walked to the driver's side of the bus where he pulled out his 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol from its holster.

Lilly was charged with second degree assault and taken into custody Tuesday, according to Time. Lilly approached the passenger door of the bus and attempted to get on.

"The actions of Mr. Lilly were outrageous and it was sheer luck that neither the bus driver nor the little girl were killed", Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said in a statement Thursday. "Minneapolis police are continuing their investigation and if we can add aggravating circumstances for a longer sentence, should we prove him guilty, we will do so".

"We nearly start running out of ways to describe this".

Authorities said he attempted to board the bus before shooting, but was denied entry by the driver who said a child was on board. "It is just horrific", said chief deputy Hennepin County Attorney David Brown told reporters.

"We do not believe there was a self-defense claim based upon the evidence we have received so far", Brown said.

This is the horrifying moment a man opened fire on a school bus driver during a road rage clash on a snowy American highway.

Lilly told officers he feared for his safety, but the complaint says video footage shows he had retreated to a safe spot. He's wearing what appears to be a security guard uniform. He's expected in court Friday.

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