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Police arrest woman after road rage incident

Created: 03/19/2014 5:42 PM
By: Jen Samp, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Police say it was a case of road rage that went too far.

An angry Albuquerque driver is accused of pointing a gun at a 5-year-old boy.

A woman and her son were driving home on Isleta Blvd. in the South Valley Tuesday evening.

As they got into their neighborhood, the woman, who only wanted to be identified by her first name, Sara, for fear of retaliation, says a car was blocking her driveway.

Mikayla Trujillo-Baxter was driving that car.

After a quick honk, police say Sara pulled around the car and parked in her driveway.

 When Sara and her 5-year-old son got out of the car, they say Trujillo-Baxter was pointing a gun at them.

Police say Sara walked in front of her son, shielding him from a loaded gun.

Sara told her son to run to the house, and yelled "Don't shoot my son!"

That's when Trujillo-Baxter sped off.

The boy's aunt, Mary-Anne Williams, says she was next door when it happened.

"I was in disbelief that a gun would be pointed at my little nephew," Williams said.

Police say Trujillo-Baxter stopped at her boyfriend's house less than two miles down the road.

Officers ended up pulling the two over later. They found Trujillo-Baxter with a gun and arrested her.

Trujillo-Baxter's boyfriend, identified as Samuel Raught, was also arrested for having a stolen gun on him.

In the criminal complaint, Trujillo-Baxter says she took out her gun but never pointed it at anyone.

She is charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and child abuse.


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