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Road rage led to shooting outside Gresham Walmart, court documents say

The victim reportedly cut off the suspect on SE Powell Blvd before dropping off his wife and kids at the store. His wife said she heard the gunshots from inside.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A road rage incident appears to have led to a fatal shooting in the Gresham Walmart parking lot Monday evening.

According to court documents obtained by KGW, suspect Daniel Hipshman, 26, was driving a white pickup truck when a GMC Yukon SUV driven by Dashawn Hudson, 38 cut him off on Southeast Powell Boulevard. Hudson's wife and four kids were in the vehicle at the time. 

Hudson's wife told police the suspect retaliated by cutting off the family's SUV before they pulled into the Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot. Hudson dropped off his family and they went inside the store. Then, court documents say, there was a confrontation in the parking lot between the two men. 

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A witness said Hipshman pulled up in his white truck and started yelling at Hudson. The witness said Hudson got out of the GMC Yukon and pointed what appeared to be a gun at the suspect. There was more yelling and Hipshman allegedly fired two shots through his truck's passenger window, killing Hudson. 

Other witnesses said the suspect yelled something like, "that's what you get for cutting me off" before leaving the scene. 

Hudson's wife said she and the kids went outside after hearing gunshots from inside the store and discovered her husband had been killed. An autopsy showed he died of two gunshot wounds to the upper torso. 

A pistol-like BB gun was found near Hudson's body, and his wife confirmed that he kept a BB gun in the car. 

Police also spoke to a woman who heard the shooting from the Walmart parking lot. She said she was waiting to buy a 40" TV from someone who listed it on OfferUp. Through their investigation, police confirmed that Hipshman was the person selling the TV. 

Investigators were able to identify Hipshman as their suspect through witness statements and cell phone footage from the scene. 

Hipshman was arrested and booked at the Multnomah County jail on charges of second-degree murder and unlawful use of a firearm. 

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