Victim Shot In Benson Following I-40 Road Rage Incident

Benson Police are searching for the occupants of this gray Dodge Ram truck wanted for a road rage incident on I-40, and the shooting of a 27 year-old man in the Short Sop parking lot, around 10:15pm Friday, July 7, 2023.

BENSON – Benson Police are investigating a shooting in a convenience store parking lot minutes after a road rage incident on Interstate 40 in Johnston County.

Around 10:15pm Friday, July 7, police were dispatched to the Short Stop. Officers found a 27 year-old man suffering from a non life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg.

Police believe the shooting originated from some type of road rage incident on I-40, and the suspect vehicle followed the victim’s vehicle from I-40 onto I-95, and then into the Benson city limits.

Both vehicles pulled into the Short Stop and several shots were fired into a vehicle the victim was riding in. The suspect vehicle, which appears to be a gray Dodge Ram truck, fled from the scene. The Ram truck was last seen traveling south on NC Highway 242.

The investigation into the shooting is still ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Benson Police Lt. Jared Jordan at 919-894-2091 or by email at