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Nurse practitioner arrested in road rage incident

Acute care nurse practitioner Errol Hook allegedly pointed a gun at the victim after being unable to get over.
Credit: Shelby County Sheriff's Office
Errol Hook

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police Department responded to a road rage incident Wednesday, March 30 around 2:00 p.m. after being flagged down on I-40 and Canada Rd. by a man who said another man pointed a gun at him while he was driving.

Errol Hook was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. 

According to the affidavit, the victim was driving westbound on Hwy 64 near New Brunswick road in a silver pickup truck, when Hook, who was driving a black Jeep, tried to get over into his lane and "ram him" off of the road. 

The victim told investigators when he did not let Hook over, Hook threw a cup filled with coffee at his vehicle. He said Hook then waived a gun at him.

The affidavit noted that the victim was in a panic when he gave officers his statement. He told officers he immediately got behind Hook, following him near I-40 and Canada road, while on the phone with 911. 

When he saw an officer, he pulled over to flag him down, informing the officer of the incident. 

According to the affidavit, Hook told an officer he tried to move over into the right lane which was partially blocked by the victim's vehicle. He said after he was unable to get over, he honked his horn several times and threw coffee at the man's vehicle.

Hook denied ever pointing a gun. After searching the vehicle, police said a black Glock 19 was found in the center console of Hook's vehicle. There was also an aero precision AR pistol found in the trunk of Hook's vehicle. 

Despite giving a statement to MPD initially, the affidavit said Hook refused to give a statement to detectives later.

The victim said that he was surprised to find out that Hook practiced in the medical field as a nurse practitioner. He also said that he was still very emotional about the incident. 

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