Missouri brothers, Joseph Marino and Nicholas Marino arrested in road rage shooting of St Louis man in front of his four young children inside car.
Two brothers in Missouri were charged Tuesday with allegedly shooting a man in front of his four young children in a road rage incident, South County authorities said.
Nicholas Marino, 27, is charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action. Joseph Marino, 24, his brother, was booked with unlawful use of a weapon.
Joseph was driving through St. Louis County on Monday while his brother was in the passenger seat of a Mitsubishi GTS when they got into a road-rage situation with another man, Scott Gregory Thomas the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
They saw Thomas, 46, pull over and take down their vehicle’s license plate number, prompting them to pull over as well, prosecutors said. Joseph Marino allegedly pointed a gun at Thomas approached their vehicle, while Nicholas allegedly got out and fired three shots at him, wounding him in the chest and side.
Thomas was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, KSDK-TV reported.
Thomas, a barbecue aficionado with a large social media following, was with his children, ages 11, 9, 6 and 3 years old. They were in the car and were unharmed.
Notes Thomas’ in one post, ‘was sent off to college with a suitcase and a grill where he overcooked, undercooked and burned every piece of meat he could find.’
The brothers were stopped by police shortly after allegedly using the shoulder of the road to pass traffic. Police discovered the car had been involved in the shooting and arrested the two men in the car.
Court documents said Nicholas Marino admitted to shooting Thomas. He is being held on $75,000 bond. Bond for Nicholas Marino was set at $20,000.