Deputies looking for motorcyclist who pointed gun, yelled racial slurs at family

Deputies looking for motorcyclist who pointed gun, yelled racial slurs at family
The sheriff's office said this picture captures the suspect accused of pointing a gun and yelling racial slurs at a family during a road rage incident in Beaufort County. (Source: BCSO)

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Deputies say they are searching for a motorcyclist who pointed a gun and yelled racial slurs at a family during a road rage incident in Beaufort County.

According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, it happened last Friday at 8 p.m. when a family traveling in a motor vehicle was pursued by three motorcyclists on Simmonsville Road in Bluffton.  

A report states that as one of the motorcyclists pulled in front of the family’s vehicle to force them to stop, another one pulled alongside the vehicle, pointed a handgun and yelled racial slurs at the family before riding off.

“One of the family members in the vehicle was able to photograph the male motorcyclist who pointed the gun at them,” BCSO officials said.

Anyone who has information on his identity is asked to contact PFC Michael Clouse at (843) 255-3309 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at (843) 554-1111, if you want to remain anonymous and for a possible reward.

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