A Phoenix woman has been arrested after a road rage shooting left a man in critical condition.
The incident happened on Oct. 21 around 10 a.m., when the man and a woman, now identified as 27-year-old Jenee Anisah Mariaanne Panell, were side-by-side at a red light. Police say some sort of argument between the two drivers happened at the intersection. The report says that as the man began to drive off, he drifted into Pannell’s lane. This caused her to pull out a handgun and fire a single round. The bullet struck the man in the head, causing him to lose control of the vehicle and crash into a wall at the Salt River Project Runoff Canal.
The man’s wife and child were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash. The man’s wife had minor injuries, while the child wasn’t hurt. The man was taken to the hospital, where he was listed in critical condition and underwent surgery. An update on his status hasn’t been released.
Pannell reportedly drove off from the area in her Kia Soul but was captured on a nearby surveillance camera. Pannell was arrested on Wednesday. Police say they were able to track her down by pinging her GPS location from her cell phone.
When detectives interviewed Pannell, she confirmed her cell phone number as the one authorities had pinged to find her location, and which placed her in the area of the shooting. After Pannell’s Miranda Rights were read, she requested an attorney.
She faces four counts of aggravated assault and other charges, including drive-by shooting, endangerment, and illegal discharge of a firearm.