Ronnie Thompson, 31, of Madison, Wisconsin, United States has been arrested by members of the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was charged with first-degree robbery, discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle and two counts of attempted murder.
While driving a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe, Thompson shot a Fed Ex driver in the leg at around 10:45 a.m. on August 2, 2021 on I-59/20 south near the Elton B. Stephens access ramp in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. Prior to the shooting, the two got into a road rage confrontation.
The FedEx driver was transported to UAB Hospital in Birmingham with non-life threatening injuries. The driver’s name was not released.
On August 13, 2021, Thompson was arrested at his apartment in Madison. The 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe he drove on August 2, 2021 was also found during the arrest.
“They set up a perimeter and knocked on the door of the apartment where they believed Thompson was located,” the U.S. Marshals Service stated. “He attempted to flee out a rear window of the residence but was met with the outer perimeter of the United States Marshals Service Team. He was taken into custody without further incident. He will be extradited to Birmingham, Alabama to face those charges.”
Manufactured by General Motors, the Chevrolet Tahoe is one of the best-selling full-size sport utility vehicles in the U.S. Among its rivals are the Ford Expedition, the Toyota Sequoia and the Nissan Armada.
In 2004, the Chevrolet Tahoe received minor updates. Among its new features are the tire pressure monitoring system, the 16 and 17-inch wheel choices, the hydroboost brakes and the front passenger seat belt reminder.