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Mass. Man Held on Bail for Allegedly Opening Fire on I-495

Steven Perez was charged with assault with intent to murder and carrying a firearm without a license

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    A Massachusetts man is being held without bail after being accused of pulling out a gun and firing a shot in an alleged road rage incident in Littleton.

    (Published Monday, March 6, 2017)

    A Massachusetts man is being held without bail after being accused of pulling out a gun and firing a shot in an alleged road rage incident in Littleton.

    Police said Steven Perez of Marlboro was driving on Interstate 495 Sunday afternoon when he displayed a handgun to a couple on the highway at about 3:15 p.m. Sunday.

    Authorities said a shot was fired before Perez eventually got off the highway onto Route 117.

    There were no reports of injuries.

    The Worcester couple allegedly involved, who did not want to be identified, say they are still trying to understand why they became victims.

    "A few miles down the road, he's taunting us, trying to drive into us, and that's when he pulled up and we could see him waving something, and that's when we realized he had a gun," said one of the victims.

    "We heard a ping and I'm screaming, 'he shot the car, he shot the car,' and then I called the cops immediately," explained the other victim.

    Police were able to track down Perez because the couple snapped a picture of his car and his license plate. Authorities said in the bushes outside his apartment, they found a .38 caliber gun.

    At Perez's arraignment Monday in Ayer District Court, his attorney said the road rage story is unfounded and he's prepared to prove it.

    "My client vigorously maintains his innocence," said the attorney.

    Perez was charged with assault with intent to murder and carrying a firearm without a license. He's scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday for a dangerousness hearing.

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