JOPPA, Md. (WJZ)– Maryland State Police are investigating a road rage incident where a driver possibly fired three gun shots from his moving car on the interstate.

The incident took place just before 4 p.m. Wednesday on Northbound I-95 a mile south of the Mountain Road exit in Joppa. Police say the suspect, identified as Nicholas Heider, 34, is now in custody. He is being charged with first-degree assault and reckless endangerment.

There were no injuries as a result of the shooting and I-95 was not shut down after this incident.

Police say this resulted from a dispute over which driver had the right-of-way and the two drivers were gesturing at each other and cutting each other off.

Authorities say the victim gave them the license plate number of Heider’s SUV, which they found in the driveway of Heider’s home. Police say Heider surrendered to authorities. Police say a semi-automatic handgun was recovered from his home.

Comments (22)
  1. Steve Wilson says:

    I don’t care what caused a road rage incident on Northbound I-95. The driver that threatened another with a gun should be charged with a gun violation, loose his driver’s license, and, at a minimum, pay a big fine. Time in jail would be better. This man is dangerous and should be forbidden from ever owning a gun again.

    1. Mrup2noGood says:

      SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE CANNOT DRIVE…. mr wilson… get ur slow ole @$$ in the left lane.

      1. Diane King says:

        Indeed. slow in the left lane??

  2. craig platt says:

    What is the world coming to; volience is never the solution; but we see this type of thing taking place countless time’S in our present society’ may god bless us! Each and everyone

  3. Ernie says:


    SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE CANNOT DRIVE…. mr wilson… get ur slow ole @$$ in the left lane. <<<<—you'd probably be the next to get shot at. The slow lane is to the RIGHT!

  4. J-Rock says:

    East Baltimore Style!!!

  5. I hate MD drivers on Cell phones says:

    They were probably talking or texting while driving………they should be shot at.

  6. ballsohardclub says:

    A 34 yr old punk who is influenced by too many video games & been pampered all his life. This POS should be charged with in addition to reckless driving gun charges, endangering the lives of others on an interstate with attempted murder. Jail time & revocation of his license along with prison time. Send a strong message.

  7. ballsohardclub says:

    This jitterbug has no resolution skills & therefore turns to violence as a means of coping. He will get his Justice, Just-Us in prison by the brothas.

  8. Kurt says:

    If found guilty, hang him!

  9. Just ridin out the recession says:

    I have found this man guilty and so therefore he should be killed right away.

  10. Steve Wilson says:

    Based on tonight’s reports, neither of these two should be allowed on the roads. The guy with the gun should lose his driver’s license and be forbidden to own a gun. The other guy should also lose his license. No reasonable insurance company should carry either one of these two.

  11. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

    The 34 yr old is a gun nut with a collection at home enough to start a war. Harford county is a closet right wing nut group of racist baiters that drive pickup trucks with gun racks & hoods in the bed.

    1. Wiseguy says:

      Yee Ha……..are ya jealous Bernie?

      1. ballsohardclub says:

        Wiseguy, Jealous of what??? Maybe because I shoulkd have boned your mama the other night when I had the opportunity to use my real gun.

  12. dan says:

    Bernard Mc Kernan
    That’s A Sterotype everybody in Harford county is not like that .It is pretty clear you’ve never been in harford county oh that’s right you can’t afford it and oh your calling them racist. You are A racist to.

  13. Bernard Mc Kernan says:

    Dan, Get bent, I own a home in Harford co & Balto co…….This is a very right wing Repug enclave. I’m not a Racist, I am a Realist!

  14. dan says:

    I’ve lived in harford co all my life its not a very right win Repug enclave Yes harford county has thier problem areas just like every county does. But it’s not as bad as you make it out to be you must live in a bad area then.

  15. Bill Lasley says:

    Bernard, you’re an idiot! Just becasue you own a home in Harford Co. doesn’t mean you have the right to judge everyone who lives here. You’re comment shows nothing but lack of class, education and character. So Harford Co. leans to the right politically? Baltimore Co and Baltimore City lean so hard left they fall over. You’re obviously a liberal dumbo-crat who’s been brainwashed by the media, repeats only what they have heard or is popular and has no original thought. Most likely due to the fact you couldn’t put a congnative thought together if you tried.

  16. Bill Lasley says:

    *Your comment..not You’re…

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