Kenneth W. Lilly, an armed security guard, got into an altercation with a 78-year-old school bus driver on a snowy Minneapolis area interstate Tuesday. In a fit of apparent road rage, Lilly exited his car, approached the bus and fired five shots at the driver.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has released this video of the incident and the subsequent arrest.
One round reportedly grazed the driver’s head and another struck him in the arm. He remains hospitalized in satisfactory condition. Fortunately only one student was on the bus at the time and she wasn’t injured.
Lilly has been charged with attempted second degree murder. He has claimed — hold onto your hat here — that he acted in self-defense when he opened fire on the bus driver.
Lilly, 31, of St. Paul, said under police questioning that he fired at the stopped bus after a fender-bender during a snowstorm traffic jam out of fear for his safety, the charges said..