CORTE MADERA

Doctor arrested in road-rage shooting

A prominent Marin doctor was arrested Thursday in connection with the shooting of a Tiburon driver after a suspected road rage incident, authorities said.

James Stephen Simon, 71, was booked into the Marin County Jail on suspicion of felony assault with a firearm, according to the Central Marin Police Authority.

Police said Simon pulled into his driveway off Paradise Drive and into his garage, with a 69-year-old man from Tiburon trailing behind him. As the garage door closed, it struck the Tiburon man's vehicle, police said.

Simon is believed to have gone inside his home to retrieve a .357-caliber revolver, then fired one warning shot into the hillside across from his home. Police said he then shot the Tiburon man two times in the abdomen.

The wounded man was transported to Marin General Hospital conscious and talking but in serious condition, Central Marin police Chief Todd Cusimano said.

-- Marin Independent Journal



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