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Ohio man admits shooting at Canadian driver last year in road-rage incident

An Alliance, Ohio, man has admitted firing two shots at a Canadian driver during a road-rage incident last year on the Thruway in the Town of Evans.

James Henderson II, 37, pleaded guilty last week in Erie County Court to second-degree criminal possession of a weapon for firing a 9 mm handgun from the passenger seat of his brother’s pickup truck at a 60-year-old driver from Brantford, Ont.

State Police said the April 13 incident started when Henderson’s brother made an unsafe lane change into the right lane in front of the Ontario driver.

The Ontario man pulled ahead of the truck, threw a soda can at it and sped off, police said. He heard two bangs, looked back and saw “a black handgun sticking out of the passenger side window with a cloud of smoke coming from it,” police said.

The man called 911, and troopers pulled the truck over at the Lackawanna toll barrier where they seized Henderson’s gun from inside his vest.

Henderson faces up to 15 years in prison when Judge Michael L. D’Amico sentences him May 27.