Italy, TX - The Italy Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a driver who is suspected of firing a gun at a local firefighter.

According to Italy police a man was driving a black Cadillac at a high rate of speed on College Street and Park Street near Italy High School between 12:15 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said one of the Italy firefighters who was nearby yelled at the driver to slow down because there were children in the area. According to police the man began arguing briefly with the firefighter, and as he drove off he fired a shot from a small caliber pistol toward the firefighter. Police said the firefighter was not struck, and there were no injuries in the incident.

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Police said the driver then drove west on Park, passing S. Ward Street and Harpold Street. He then backed up and turned right on Harpold heading north to Highway 34, where he turned left and headed west toward FM 77. Police said the driver appeared to not know the local streets very well and said it’s possible he was in the area to watch a girls basketball tournament at Italy High School.

“We don’t know for sure that’s where he came from, but there was a lot of traffic over there,” said Police Chief Scott McAuley.

Police said the driver is described as a Black male and was wearing a red hoodie. It appears he was the only driver in the vehicle. The car is described as a newer model Cadillac with a spare tire on the drivers front side.

McAuley said police have received multiple tips, and police are continuing to gather more surveillance videos to help in the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Italy Police Department at 972-483-6414.

Source: Waxahachie Daily Light