Reserve deputy arrested for 610 Loop road rage shooting

KHOU 11's Malini Basu reports

HOUSTON -- A reserve deputy constable with Harris County Precinct 6 has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Kenneth Caplan was taken into custody Wednesday morning, authorities tell KHOU 11 News.

Caplan is accused of shooting a 20-year-old woman who was driving on the 610 Loop at Stella Link about two weeks ago.

"I feel like I got a taste of death honestly," the victim, who does not want to be identified, told KHOU 11 News.

In her first ever interview, she told us she is afraid of retaliation.

"All of a sudden I'm driving, and this guy cuts me off. He was about to hit me. I switched to the other lane, I got in front of him and I cut him off. I guess that pissed him off. He went like that and he just fired at me. And then all of sudden I heard a ring in my ear." said the victim."

Also questioned, but not charged, was the woman who investigators think was the passenger in Caplan's car. The victim says that woman seemed to move out of the way so the man would have a clear shot.

"She leaned back," said the victim.

After she took a bullet to the head, the victim stopped in the middle of the freeway and called 911.

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"I was like 'oh my God, he just shot me.' I was applying pressure to my head because it wouldn't stop bleeding. I'm going to die in my car on 610," said the victim.

The woman spent three days in the hospital.

"I keep thinking someone is going to come up and shoot me," she said.

The victim has eight staples in her head but God was watching out for her.

"He heard me and knew that I was sincere and he gave me a second chance." said the victim.

Police say the investigation is not over yet.

Neighbors of the suspect say there was always something weird about him.

"He always comes off as a strong attitude. He is never nice," said one neighbor.

The Harris County Constable's Office Pct. 6 says it cooperated with the investigation of the incident, and Caplan was not on duty at the time of the incident.

"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," authorities wrote in a press release.


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