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Texas Woman Faces Manslaughter Charge In Road Rage Shooting

Police say Lyneisha Marie McCuin killed Claudia Sanchez with a shot to the head in a road rage incident on Saturday.

By JB Nicholas

A Texas woman accused of shooting another motorist in the head in a fit of road rage now faces a manslaughter charge after the victim died of her injuries.

Lyneisha Marie McCuin, 25, was riding in a silver Chevrolet SUV around 4 p.m. on Saturday when she got into an argument with the female driver of a white Fiat in Haltom City, according to the Dallas Morning News.

A witness told police that the Fiat driver threw something at McCuin — possibly a lug nut.

McCuin allegedly responded by pulling out a pistol and opening fire at the Fiat, striking a passenger, 33-year-old Claudia Sanchez, in the head.

After the shooting, the Fiat driver, who has not been named, fled several blocks before calling 911, police said.

When police arrived at scene, they found Sanchez, still sitting in the front passenger seat of the Fiat, with blood leaking from a bullet wound in her head, according to TV 11/21, the local CBS affiliate in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Paramedics treated Sanchez and rushed her to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, but she died on Sunday.

McCuin was originally arrested on Saturday and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and was being held without bail.

In light of Sanchez's death, police said they expect on Monday to upgrade the charge against McCuin to manslaughter, the Dallas Morning News reported.

As of Monday morning, no bail had been set for McCuin, the newspaper reported. Police said the investigation into Sanchez’s death was ongoing.

[Photo: Haltom City Police Department]