Police say a road rage confrontation on I-635 in Mesquite Monday morning ended with an off-duty security guard emptying his gun into another car.
One driver was shot in the back of the head and is expected to survive.
The off-duty security guard is charged with aggravated assault.
Those are the facts.
If you just listen to the stories of both men involved and didn't see the car with the bullet holes, you'd think these guys were just a couple of good samaritans trying get drunks off the road.
The shooting victim, Marcus Scott, told his version to FOX4's Reporter Shaun Rabb.
"I don't know if he was going to hit the wall a couple more times. I didn't know if he was trying to get the gun ready or if he was intoxicated," said Marcus Scott.
"I flashed the badge at him and I said look you need to pull over, you need to get off the road, because at that point I'm thinking he's drunk," said Leonard Young.
Young is a certified security guard, and National Guardsman who's licensed to carry a concealed weapon.
"He drifted in front of my car and then stopped in front of my car so I had to like literally swerve before I hit him," said Leonard Young.
So how did it get to the 15 shots police say Leonard fired from a .40 caliber like this one?
Each says he felt threatened but they also ended up stopped on the side of the road practically next to each other.
"Right around the area of 635 and Town East, the suspect vehicle stopped in the roadway. Got out of his vehicle with a handgun," said Sgt. Brian Parrish with the Mesquite Police Department.
"I went to hit the gas pedal, he steps out of the car, right up next to my car, and I saw him with the gun and the badge," said Marcus Scott.
"When I pulled that trigger the first time, in my head, I pulled it like three times. But due to me being scared I kept firing until his car was cleared of mine," said Leonard Young.
"He proceeded to fire 15 rounds into the back of my car. One of them slugging me in the back of my head," said Marcus Scott.
Scott was hit once, but will be ok.
Young drove straight to the Mesquite Police Headquarters after the shooting. He is charged with aggravated assault.
Police said even if both are telling versions of the truth, they should have never ended up face to face.
Both men clearly believe their versions. Both men at different points were on the phone with police. Leonard Young, while charged, was released without even paying any bail.
Mesquite Police welcome information from witnesses who might have their own version of what happened on I-635 at about 1:00 a.m. Monday morning.
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