Sturtevant Kwik Trip road rage shooting, Oak Creek man charged

Gage Cortez, 24, of Oak Creek faces one count of first-degree reckless injury and one count of first-degree recklessly endangering safety after prosecutors say he fired at another driver at Kwik Trip in Sturtevant in a road rage shooting.

The crime happened Nov. 29 at the store on E. Frontage. 

A criminal complaint says 15 casings were found at the scene of the shooting. A vehicle at the nearby Racine Toyota dealership was hit, and a crack was found in the window of a nearby Burger King restaurant, possibly caused by a bullet strike.

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A witness told investigators two men were arguing when one started shooting, describing the shooter's vehicle as a black SUV.

Police learned a gunshot victim had been dropped off at the hospital in a taxicab with gunshot wounds to both legs.

Gage Cortez

According to prosecutors, the shooting was captured by surveillance cameras and showed the black SUV and the victim's blue sedan. That sedan was later found outside the taxicab company with bullet holes and blood inside.

From the surveillance video, police were able to learn the identity of the person to whom the black SUV was registered, and it was noted that his license photo "looked like the shooter" in the video. 

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Cortez turned himself in on Dec. 2, the complaint says. 

He made his initial appearance in court Tuesday, Dec. 6. Cash bond was set at $12,500.