“A woman was traveling on the 610 South Loop near Stella Link during the evening rush hour commute on Nov. 11.,” click2houston.com reports. “She said she was driving her car when she was cut off, then honked her horn and tried to get around the other driver. That action nearly cost the woman her life. ‘I honestly got a taste of death. My heart was slowing down and I couldn’t really breathe,’ she said. “The other driver, now identified as Reserve Deputy Constable Kenneth Caplan, drove alongside her, rolled his window down, pointed his weapon and opened fire, investigators said . . .
“I just started crying because I knew I was going to die,” said the victim. “I wanted to call my mom to tell her I love you.”
Caplan and his female passenger then fled the scene.
Investigators said the female passenger leaned back in her seat while Caplan shot out the window.
A move for which she wasn’t charged (who wouldn’t move out of the way). The victim survived with a graze wound to her head. The cops collared Caplan, and released this statement:
“Kenneth Caplan was not on duty at the time of the incident in which he was involved nor was he displaying any article connecting him to the Harris County Constable’s Office – Precinct 6. The Harris County Constable’s Office – Precinct 6 neither condones nor tolerates the actions taken by Kenneth Caplan that connected him to this incident, and the necessary measures were taken to collect his credentials and remove him from our status.”
So Caplan wasn’t on duty. Well that’s good. I wonder if there were any signs of trouble before the incident, if anyone within the force failed to act on them and whether or not that person or persons will be disciplined should that turn out to be the case. You know, provided anyone’s actually looking into it. Ahead of, I dunno, a lawsuit?