Authorities have pressed multiple charges against two women who allegedly opened fire on I-285, according to police reports. The incident occurred last Saturday around 7:30 p.m., prompting a response from Clayton County officers after receiving a call about a road incident on Old National Highway related to the incident on the interstate.
During the investigation, it was revealed that one vehicle contained a family with a baby in the back seat, while the other vehicle carried Faye Mitchell, 42, and Yasmin Mitchell, 20. According to the family, Faye and Yasmin Mitchell’s car was tailgating them. In an attempt to let the aggressive vehicle pass, the family changed lanes after exiting the ramp.
However, Clayton police stated that Mitchell’s vehicle pulled up alongside the family’s car, brandishing a firearm and opening fire. The driver of the family’s car reportedly returned fire in self-defense but soon ran out of ammunition, reported WSBTV.
Immediately following the incident, the driver exited the interstate and promptly contacted the police. Supporting the victims’ claims, officers found corroborating evidence in the form of a witness account and video footage.
Through a collaborative effort with the College Park Police Department, law enforcement successfully identified the two suspects and convinced them to return to the scene. Upon inspection of the victim’s car, authorities discovered bullet holes in the driver’s side door and a shattered window. Two firearms belonging to the suspects were also recovered.
Both women have been taken into custody and now face charges including aggravated assault, cruelty to children, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime, terroristic acts, and reckless conduct.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the incident.