A Port St. Lucie woman faces an aggravated assault charge after police say she brandished a firearm during a road rage incident Sunday afternoon.
Archante Temeeka Gordon, 22, of the 5400 block of NW Wisk Fern Circle, and another woman were engaged in the incident shortly after 5 p.m. in the area of 2000 SW Susset Lane, police said.
The unnamed woman was traveling south on SW Susset Lane when she saw Gordon driving behind her. Gordon then pulled her vehicle alongside the woman’s SUV. That’s when, according to police, both women stopped their vehicles and got out, confronting each other.
Police said both began yelling at each other, using foul language. During the incident, Gordon went to the trunk of her 2015 black Toyota Corolla and retrieved a pink and black handgun. She then pointed the gun at the woman, police said, and made threats of shooting her.
Police arrested Gordon, who now faces a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.
Neither woman was injured during the altercation.
What sparked the confrontation was not immediately known. Senior Sgt. Lisa Carrasquillo told St. Lucie Voice that the incident was random and that the women did not know each other.
The Port St. Lucie Police Department recommends that drivers who find themselves in a potential road rage incident continue driving on to a safe place such as a police station, fire station or even gas station, and call the police immediately.