Gulf Coast man faces new charges in Mississippi road rage death

Published 2:11 pm Wednesday, August 22, 2018

PASAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man faces new charges in a road rage death earlier this year.

Luis Ruiz Soto Jr., 28, of Gautier was arraigned Tuesday on charges of second-degree murder, shooting a motor vehicle and two counts of aggravated assault.

The charges come in the Jan. 25 death of Leland Sumrall, who crashed after being shot several times. He died in a hospital a short time later.

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Pascagoula police were called by a driver who said someone was shooting at a vehicle. No other injuries were reported.

Authorities described the shooting as a road rage incident.

Pascagoula police initially arrested Soto on murder and assault charges.

He pleaded not guilty to the new charges Tuesday.

Trial is scheduled Oct. 1.