Driver charged for road rage incident that killed his passenger

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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - An Indianapolis man is in trouble for what happened to his passenger during a road rage incident on the northeast side earlier this week.

According to court documents, a driver trying to get over to avoid hitting a sewer cap in the road near East 38th Street and Arlington Avenue Tuesday morning ended up in a deadly gunfight with another driver.

Andrew Holder is facing charges, although the other driver reportedly shot and killed his passenger. Prosecutors say Holder and the other driver exchanged gunfire during a violent road rage incident. His 31-year-old passenger Brandy Brock got caught in the crossfire.

31-year-old Brandy Brock was killed in a road rage incident Tuesday morning. (Family photo)
31-year-old Brandy Brock was killed in a road rage incident Tuesday morning. (Family photo)

Witnesses told IMPD officers Holder and the other driver flipped each other off while racing through traffic. The other driver told officers he first swerved to avoid a sewer cap.

When the two cars finally stopped at a light, witnesses told police that Holder reached out the window and fired his gun at the car stopped behind him. That's when the other driver reportedly stepped partially out of his car and fired back.

Investigators say that bullet when through the trunk of Holder's car, his back seat, then the front seat and struck Brock. Holder then drove to an Indianapolis fire station for help as the other driver went home and called 911.

Holder is now charged with felony criminal recklessness and carrying a handgun without a license, a Class A misdemeanor.

Even with the charges against Holder, prosecutors are still reviewing the case and so far, no charges have been filed against the other driver. It could remain that way if prosecutors determine he acted in self-defense.

Brock's mother issued a statement Thursday on behalf of her family:

"We are all completely at a loss for words and devastated. Please pray for Brandy's beautiful children, our family, and friends. We also request prayer for the shooter and their family. We don't know their situation but God does. This horrible tragedy has changed so many many lives forever. Please pray for our beautiful city and pray for peace in the streets. Let's all work together to stop the violence. I pray something good will come from my daughter's senseless and unnecessary death to make things better for someone else. Thanks for all the love and support we have received thus far. May God bless you all."

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