Richardson PD searching for gunman in fatal road rage shooting

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Richardson police are looking for the gunman responsible for a deadly case of road rage Thursday morning.

Surveillance video caught the victim’s silver car on the southbound service road between Arapaho and Belt Line roads along Highway 75 in Richardson.

Police say a brave witness stepped in to stop the victim’s car from rolling onto the highway during rush hour.

Authorities hope someone can help identify a white Toyota Camry or Corolla seen just after 6:30 a.m. headed eastbound on Arapaho Road. Police believe the driver shot and killed a man during a road rage incident.

After the driver in a silver Kia was shot, the vehicle continue to roll down the service road for nearly a half a mile.

Hitalo Villa says he thought the driver of the silver Kia was asleep at the wheel as it rolled down the road.

"My thinking is I'm going to stop this vehicle before it goes on the freeway,” the Good Samaritan said.

Villa had no idea the man had just been fatally shot. From nearby business surveillance video, Villa's red sedan is seen driving in front of the Kia. He eventually stopped his car to get out and run towards the Kia.

"The right side door, it was closed,” he said. “So I hit it because I was trying to wake him up. I go around in the window. It was open, so that's why I pull my hand and do this to cause a vehicle to hit the pool. And I get lucky the vehicle stop there."

The driver of the Kia was pronounced dead on the scene and has been identified as 27-year-old Robert Klikus of Irving.

"We're very grateful that he was able to actually pull this car over and prevent further injury to anybody else,” said Kevin Perlich with Richardson police.

"I do my best to help,” Villa said. “That's all I can say, I do my best."

Police say Klikus is believed to have gotten into a heated exchange of words at the intersection. That's when investigators believe the driver of a white Toyota Camry shot Klikus in the head and turned left and headed east on Arapaho.

"More than likely, it happened right in front of them, and they didn't even realize what had taken place,” Perlich said.

Police are hoping someone can identify the driver in the Toyota Camry. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Richardson Police Department.

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