Man’s daughter in car when he fired gun during road rage incident in Washington County

PETERS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The Peters Township Police Department arrested 33-year-old Dean Dapra Jr. in a road rage incident that happened while his 9-year-old daughter was in the car.

It happened on Feb. 9 around 8:30 p.m. in the 200 block of East McMurray Road, near the fire department and the middle school.

According to the criminal complaint, Dapra says another driver cut him off. It goes on to say Dapra passed that driver with his girlfriend and his daughter in the car. Then, he partially blocked an exit out of Donaldson’s Crossroads, yelled obscenities and spat on the hood of the other driver’s car before turning onto East McMurray Road.

On East McMurray Road around 8:30 p.m., the sound of gunshots could be heard. The victim told police he was driving behind Dapra when he heard three loud pops and thought Dapra was shooting at him. An officer parked nearby also heard the gunshots.

Police found two spent shell casings right before the entrance to Peters Township Middle School.

Dapra’s girlfriend says they were out shopping with his daughter for her birthday. She acknowledged her boyfriend pulled out a gun and fired two to three shots out of the driver’s side window. Dapra told officers he fired his Glock up in the air.

Dapra has a concealed carry permit and four registered firearms.

Peters Township police arrested Dapra and took him to the Washington County Jail. He’s charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, tampering/fabricating evidence, harassment and disorderly conduct. His bond has been set at $250,000.

Dapra’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.