Former Montco cop charged with shooting teen girl after road-rage incident

CCCPGV comment: The bottom line is easy access to weapons means the opportunity for people to make bad decisions. In this case it is a former police officer firing into a vehicle and wounding a 15 year old girl.The incident resulted from a road-related exchange. The decision to escalate to gun violence could have been fatal.

article by Robert Moran, philly.com, February 23, 2017

A former police officer in Montgomery County has been charged with shooting a teenage girl after a road-rage incident, prosecutors said Thursday.

Owen W. Farmer 3rd, 45, of the 1900 block of Second Street in Upper Gwynedd Township, allegedly fired three shots Saturday night into the rear of a BMW sport-utility vehicle, wounding the driver’s 15-year-old daughter who was sitting in the front passenger seat.

Farmer, who was a police officer in Upper Gwynedd, was charged Tuesday with two counts of aggravated assault and related offenses. He was released after posting $50,000 bail….

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