GRAPEVINE, Texas - The
Grapevine Police Department arrested a suspect overnight in connection to Friday’s road rage shooting.
Officers served a warrant for the arrest of 30-year-old Brandon Leotta Rutt early Saturday morning on April 1, 2023.
Rutt is currently in the Grapevine Detention Center awaiting transport to the Tarrant County Jail, where he will be arraigned
by a judge. The Euless man faces charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.
On Friday, March 31, 2023, a 27-year-old woman was entering the southbound lanes of SH-121 from Bass Pro Drive when she and
a man driving another vehicle became involved in a road rage incident.
man pointed a small pistol at her and fired. The bullet went through
the woman’s neck. She was able to safely pull over
on the shoulder as the man kept driving away. The woman’s injuries are
not life-threatening, and she was able to provide a suspect and vehicle
description to detectives from the hospital.
police immediately began searching for more details on the shooter’s
vehicle. Using information from both the victim
and a witness, detectives were able to obtain surveillance video of the
suspect vehicle. Grapevine detectives worked throughout the night to
obtain evidence and ensure they had the correct suspect. Since the
arrest, detectives have located additional evidence
near the suspect’s home.
Grapevine Police Department is committed to providing a safe community
for citizens, businesses and visitors. The swift
identification and arrest of a suspect in this case is a direct result
of that commitment and dedication to those we protect. The Department
gives a special thanks to the victim and witness for providing key
details in the case, and to all of the detectives
and professional staff who worked tirelessly to aid in this arrest.