Road-Rage Incident: Man Pulls Gun -- but So Did the Other Guy

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When 56-year-old Mitchell Fickes grabbed his gun and jumped out of his pickup truck to express his apparent road rage to the man in the truck in front of him on Saturday, he probably didn't expect his fellow motorist to also have a gun. But this is Arizona, so of course the other driver had a gun -- and he fatally shot Fickes in the face.

Fickes was driving eastbound on Williams Field and Market Square roads near the San Tan Mall, when he jumped out of his Ford pickup truck -- gun in hand -- and approached the driver of the truck stopped in front of him.

Bad move.

The 23-year-old Gilbert man in the pickup truck also pulled out his gun, and shot Fickes several times, including once in the face.

Witnesses, police say, said it appeared to be an act of road rage. Fickes later died at a Scottsdale hospital.

An undercover police officer was near the scene and immediately took the shooter into custody. However, he was released after police determined that the shooting was in self-defense.

Police say the case will be sent to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for review.
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Laf74477447
Laf74477447

You all have no idea what you are talking about! He didn't pull his gun out per Gilbert PD. The 23 yr old Stated he wouldn't leave me alone. Then why did he cut him off. It was self defense to shoot a man 7 times! His post traumatic stress syndrome came into play so it justicifies shooting someone. Not to mentio the 23 yr old called his attorney 2 mins before the incident happened. That is messed up!

Angel Russell
Angel Russell

what da hell is da world comin 2 when u can't even drive peaceful on da road with out gettin shot and kill all b-cause sombody has road rage ....... all i can say is wowwwwww....

Bj
Bj

did the 23 year old do things to try to enrage the dead man?

Anderson12363
Anderson12363

I think it goes to show us all what Idiots still wonder the highways thinking that they will enforce all codes of traffic. Bullet proof face protectors are not a big item on the sales market,but again...WHO would have thought that maybe someone else besides the one who lost his life would have a gun on his possession. POSTER CHILD FOR GUN SHOWS.

Greg
Greg

This tragedy could have been avoided if only they both had been packing more guns, or bigger ones. Didn't you know that guns always prevent violence, because people are always rational, rather than simply turning a previously violent situation into one that's also instantaneously lethal? If they both had more guns, or bigger ones, then neither of them would have pulled a gun in the first place, by logic.

-Factoid courtesy of NRA.

MAMMY SHANTY
MAMMY SHANTY

violence solves everything. thats why we always have war in the world.

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Verntal
Verntal

Ha ha don't be a stupid liberal and get shot in the face! ha ha! you are dead liberal.

Verntal
Verntal

Just kidding. I don't really like violence of any sort. Peace.

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ASUChick
ASUChick

I would be pi$$'d if I pulled up to the intersection with my child in the car and these azzhats started shooting at each other. Idiots!

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

That's what a lot of people don't get. This is not just about two idiots shooting at each other, it's about two idiots shooting on a public road where there are dozens of others that could easily be shot and killed in the process of them "protecting themselves."

Earnan M
Earnan M

And I'd be real pissed if my wife and kid were killed by the victim (Bohls) if he'd tried to drive away from Fickes by running a red light or driving on the wrong side of the road.

I'd be real pissed if Fickes killed my wife and child while fleeing the scene after murdering Mr Bohls.

The only person responsible for this shooting is Mitchell Fickes.  He drew a weapon, for out of his car and assaulted Mr Bohls.  His death is a direct result of his violent and criminal acts.  Take your complaints up with him.

Ramm
Ramm

It's about ONE idiot exiting his truck with a gun and FORCING the other man to defend himself, PERIOD!

Renegade Warrior
Renegade Warrior

I think you oughta go over to that 147 West Mojave and talk to that old Lee Cole idiot or "Mike Yetuck"(or whatever the fuck is his name). They can tell you about the life in the desert and why people have guns here. And btw, they are not "middle-age dudes" despite their slight retardation from years of drug abuse. Those geezer fucktards are old.

As W.C. already noted, this is the Southwest. Mentally speaking, not much has changed since the infamous "Billy the Kid", in terms of carrying a gun on you. The mentality is the same, but the times has changed.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

"im sure none of you big tough Cyber talkers will stop by and meet us in person as most of you out there are cowards. BOBBY REINSTRA HELLS ANGELS CAVE CREEK ARIZONA CHARTER. you can find me at 21448 N 24th ave just north of lone cactus."

It's not that I'm too much of a coward to meet you, it's that I have no fucking reason to go to a place where a bunch of losers with bloated egos and zero sense of humor hang out and do...whatever uneducated and most likely out-of-work guys and fat girls do. Also, I don't have 30 guys with guns behind me ready to shoot anyone who disrespects me, unlike you winners.

It probably smells like stale, cheap beer, ass and tuna in that place. No thanks.

Gilbert RN
Gilbert RN

"BOBBY REINSTRA HELLS ANGELS CAVE CREEK ARIZONA CHARTER. you can find me at 21448 N 24th ave just north of lone cactus."

i'll be right over!!!

1661 AZ
1661 AZ

You notice Hells Angels never get shot up or killed in road rage incidents? and they can really piss alot of people off riding at 90mph to 110 mph on their fast bikes in traffic and still no one shoots at or ever fucks with any of them. sounds like the 81 have the cure to road rage to me. its better to be feared than loved. 1661AZ.

Brian
Brian

When was the last time you checked the ages of the local HELLS ANGELS here in ARIZONA? im sure your an expert on their ages. your an armchair cyber warrior and you are a joke.

Offensive Brute
Offensive Brute

Sounds to me like you and that other guy Piss Ant aka Pit Boss and Renegade Warrior are HA fans and or Groupies. or possible HA stalkers or wannabees who couldn't make the grade.

81 BOBBY 81
81 BOBBY 81

There is plenty of 21 to 30 to 40 year old Hells Angels members now. there is more young guys than old guys in our club. its just us old guys stand out more because of our long haired Grey Bearded looks. we are not all old fat slobs. if you dont believe me come meet us in person and see for yourself. of course I doubt any one out there is brave enough to stop by and meet us in person and meet all our young Brothers. im sure none of you big tough Cyber talkers will stop by and meet us in person as most of you out there are cowards. BOBBY REINSTRA HELLS ANGELS CAVE CREEK ARIZONA CHARTER. you can find me at 21448 N 24th ave just north of lone cactus.

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

So, what do you do? Let the ass hole walk up and shoot you in the back of the head? Be my guest, just sit there and tell the road rager that it's dangerous to be waving a gun around because he might shoot an innocent kid. And then he probably would have shot an innocent kid...the one he intended to shoot in the first place. If a guy walks up on a cop car with a gun what do you think is going to happen? They won't tell him all the bad things that might happen, they shoot and kill him. Don't deny good people the chance to defend themselves. Bad guys don't follow the law, they'll carry one anyway. And the good guy gets killed because he followed your law and didn't have one because you don't think he should. I doubt if you could drive fast enough to get home to your gun. Stupid logic. Stop telling us what to do and how to not protect ourselves. This is the west, not fucking New York where you can't carry a gun but you can get mugged and die on the street.

XSoldier
XSoldier

It would be nice to know what triggered the now-deceased man to get out of his truck with his gun to begin with.

As for the shooter, why shoot him in the face? He'd already been shot in the leg and was losing a lot of blood. Just saying.....

I wonder if the shooter will face any criminal charges?

Gilbert RN
Gilbert RN

The 23 year old saw a man approaching from behind with a gun, he retrieved his own gun and unloaded.. he just shot.. I do not believe he intended to shoot him in the face, I believe he was firing with the intent to hit and stop this man from coming after him.. Gilbert PD is not pressing charges. There were witnesses at the scene. The old guy got "cut off" so he began chasing, tailgating and trying to hit the young man. They approached the red light and the old guy got out of his vehicle as described above..

Ramm
Ramm

He was firing to stop the threat. You shoot to kill (stop the threat) when you are in this type of situation.

Larry Tate
Larry Tate

we all should just kill each other and get it over with already. none of us like each other anyway. ongoing wars take to long. they call us country's but we are really just big gangs.

85014
85014

Did he use the Official Handgun of Arizona, the Colt Peacemaker?

666
666

it doesnt matter. Satan made them both fall victim to one of his evil tricks again. they both lost. one guy is dead and the other guy could go to prison maybe. see how Satan works now? he destroys all that get in his way by using you humans as his personal puppets.

Junior
Junior

I agree, once again the devil was pouring the drinks again.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

Was Satan directing traffic that day? Even the God of the Underworld has a bad day. I don't know if you can totally blame it on him.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

Why would I want to hang out with a group of middle-aged dudes who will never accept that they're not 18 any more? I'm fine not hanging out at 147 W. Mohave St., thanks.

147 W Mojave
147 W Mojave

Pussies and Yuppies are not welcome at that address. pit boss will not be welcome here.

Astro Creep
Astro Creep

Satan and his 2 wheeled followers hang out at 147 west Mojave st in Phoenix Arizona. if your rolling with Satan or are Satan stop by and meet them in person. they need new foolish recruits like you.

666
666

Go ahead big man and shoot someone and or kill them Pit Boss. I will 100% guarantee you you will meet evil and Satan when you are doing time in prison for murder.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

I may sound like a fool, but on the other hand you have no idea if I'm Satan or not, do you? What if I was? What if my right hand is pointing at you right now? Are you confident that God would accept you into "His" kingdom considering what you've done in your life? I (Satan) may be your only salvation.

Junior
Junior

I have met Satan. and I will tell you he is real and he is to blame and he hates you , me and all of us and is out to destroy us all 1 at a time or all at once or anyway he can. choose your side. good or evil. God / Heaven or Satan / Hell. like Bob Dylan said in a song years ago. your gonna have to serve somebody. it may be the devil and it maybe the lord but your gonna have to serve somebody. choose the light and never follow the darkness in the world. these 2 guys fell for another one of Satans tricks. using anger and ego to hurt shoot and kill another human. we are all his puppets and Satan is pouring the free drinks.

Junior
Junior

the pistol is the devils right hand.

Junior
Junior

Satan directs us all unless you seek the truth. you sound like a fool.

FTW
FTW

sooner or later we will all be dead and gone from this earth. and you know what? the way the human race treat each other we all deserve what we get for being violent selfish assholes. thats why god destroys us and mother earth in the end. FTW...... FUCK THE WORLD! we are all worthless pieces of shit. all races of humans are. we are really good for nothing but over eating,fucking,sleeping and being violent. but we like to think we are special. all people suck! life on earth? you can have this berg.

Junior
Junior

Call on God and get your salvation in Heaven ready before you get shot and murdered. eternity without God is a long time.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

Eternity with God is a long time too.

Docbob498th
Docbob498th

The question is; Will time run out before eternity does.

Junior
Junior

choose your side and good luck.

Pit Boss
Pit Boss

I choose neither. What happens now?

Junior
Junior

its kind of like doing time in the hole in prison. except no guard ever comes to let you out. forever.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

You've been there, eh Junior?

Renegade Warrior
Renegade Warrior

He's that old biker fool who boasts about his glory days in the 70's and serving time at San Quentin. Like UsGovFail, its also best to ignore him.

Junior
Junior

yes i was there. i speak from truth. its not a joke either.

Clay
Clay

The old guy certainly made a mistake. He should have remained in his vehicle and used a rifle with a scope to take out the other driver.

Gilbert RN
Gilbert RN

Hahaha! Sorry this is not a laughing matter, but that is funny :)

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