INDIANA, Pa. - After searching for nearly 40 hours, state police said they’ve arrested a man charged with shooting an Indiana University of Pennsylvania student in the leg in a possible road-rage incident.
Trooper John Matchik said police believe the suspect, 29-year-old Eagan Minich, somehow became angry when the victim jumped out of the passenger seat of a vehicle in front of Minich's, while both were stopped at a red light about 2 a.m. Thursday.
According to police, the shooting victim, 20-year-old student Hayden Warmke, did that only so he could go around the vehicle he was riding in and secure a rear hatch that wasn't closed properly.
But authorities said Minich apparently was upset or misinterpreted Warmke's actions and followed the vehicle Warmke was in to an off-campus parking lot. That's where Warmke was shot in a confrontation.
Investigators said they used surveillance footage and had the help of witnesses to help piece together exactly what happened.
Minich is facing several charges, including attempted homicide and aggravated assault.
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