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Driver Shot in Forest Hills Road Rage Incident Saturday Dies, Police Launch Homicide Investigation

A driver who was shot in Forest Hills during a road rage incident Saturday has succumbed to his injuries and the incident is now being investigated as a homicide. (Photo: Google Maps)

Sept. 14, 2022 By Michael Dorgan

A driver who was shot in Forest Hills during a road rage dispute Saturday has succumbed to his injuries and the incident is now being investigated as a homicide.

Jamal Artis, 46, of LeFrak City, was shot in the torso on Sept. 10 by a quarreling driver at the intersection of 108th Street and Horace Harding Expressway, according to police.

The deadly shooting unfolded just before 2 p.m. after Artis, who was driving a Chevy Impala, was involved in a minor collision with a man driving a white-colored Acura, according to police and sources.

Artis and the Acura driver began arguing over who was to blame for the collision, police said.

The Acura driver then allegedly pulled out a gun and fired at Artis – striking him in the torso, according to police. The alleged shooter then fled in the Acura southbound on 108th Street before abandoning his vehicle, according to sources and published reports.

Artis was transported by EMS to New York Presbyterian Hospital in critical condition.

He was pronounced dead Monday and the Medical Examiner ruled the shooting a homicide yesterday.

There are no arrests, and the investigation is ongoing.

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