Two people were shot dead on an Oklahoma highway early Thursday morning, allegedly by a drunk man who police say was firing his gun at cars indiscriminately from his pickup truck in an episode of road rage, PEOPLE confirms.
At around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, police arrested Jeremy Doss Hardy, 36, of Pasadena, Texas, who then allegedly failed a breath test and was booked for alleged DUI. From the time he allegedly fired the first shot to the time he was arrested, Hardy had driven 70 miles, Custer County Sheriff Bruce Peoples tells PEOPLE.
Peoples says that Hardy “was indiscriminately firing at people he obviously didn’t know. He was shooting commercial trucks, cars, SUVs, it didn’t matter.”
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The victims were Jeffrey Kent Powell, 45, of Arapaho, who had been driving with his wife, and Billie Jean West, 63, of Lone Wolf, according to a statement by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
Police believe “there wasn’t a specific target” of Hardy’s gunfire, Peoples says.
He says that “some of the actions described by witnesses indicate there was a road rage issue going on before the shots were fired.”
As of Thursday morning, Peoples says Hardy was being held in the “drunk tank” and had not yet been booked for the shootings or entered a plea to the DUI.