Fatal Car Wash Shooting Described in 911 Call

Fatal Car Wash Shooting Described in 911 Call

The wife of one of two men killed at a West Michigan car wash is heard during a 911 call saying the shooting resulted from "road rage.''

A crying Teri Pullum says in a recording obtained by The Detroit News that her 43-year-old husband, James Pullum (pictured left), "got in a fight and the guy pulled a gun on him."

When an unidentified person at the scene asks Pullum what happened, she responds "road rage."

Police say James Pullum and a 56-year-old Robert Taylor (pictured right) exchanged gunfire about 7 p.m. Wednesday at the car wash in Ionia, about 30 miles northwest of Lansing.

Police say the shooting stemmed from an earlier confrontation while they were driving in the area.

WOOD TV cites the Ionia County Prosecutor describing the men shooting each other at point-blank range.  Prosecutor Ron Shafer says of the five shots fired, the first apparently came from Taylor.  Pullum was hit once in the chest and once in the arm, while Taylor was hit once in the chest.

James Pullum and Taylor each had valid licenses to carry concealed weapons.

(Photo Courtesy of WOOD TV)


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