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Caldwell Police arrest suspect in connection with road rage incident

"This is the result of community engagement and the trust that continues to be restored with our beloved community," said Caldwell Chief of Police, Rex Ingram.

CALDWELL, Idaho — Caldwell Police have arrested a man in connection to a road rage incident Saturday afternoon, according to a press release sent Sunday.

Benjamin Carter, 46, of Nampa was arrested on multiple felony charges, including aggravated battery, discharge of a firearm into a vehicle, malicious injury to property and destruction of evidence. The firearm used in the shooting was recovered at Carter's home during the arrest.

According to Caldwell Police, Carter's arrest was made possible through a tip from a community member.

"I am proud of the brave American who came forward and courageously reported the identity of the suspect. This is the result of community engagement and the trust that continues to be restored with our beloved community," said Caldwell Chief of Police, Rex Ingram. "I am proud of the detectives and members of our elite Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) who were involved in apprehending this violent felon today."

At 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to a call reporting gunfire in the area, near Chicago Street and Franklin Road. Shortly after the initial call, dispatch received another call from a man who reported that his vehicle had been shot at in the area of 21st and Franklin. 

Caldwell Officers responded to the area and found several spent shell casings.

The suspect's vehicle was described as a newer-style white four-door Ford Ranger with 2C plates and a white camper shell. The letters R and A on the tailgate have the American flag print. 

"No force was used during the arrest and there were no officers injured during this extremely dangerous and fluid operation. Justice will be served and we continue to fight for our community," Chief Ingram said.

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