K-State's Amaad Wainwright's car may be linked to Overland Park road rage shooting

So far, there have been no arrests in the case, but police say they are still working on it. The incident report shows the gunfire came from Kansas State basketball player Amaad Wainwright's car. (Kansas State University)

It's been nearly three weeks since a dangerous road rage incident in the middle of rush hour traffic in Overland Park.

Overland Park police say they are still right in the middle of their investigation. And, a popular basketball player may have been involved.

It was about 5 p.m. on Jan. 17 when a 25-year-old man from Overland Park says he got into a little bit of an aggressive exchange while driving along Interstate 435 between State Line and Roe.

“The passenger opened the door, held up a gun and shot one bullet at the back door," said Eric, the road rage victim.

A bullet ripped through the door and into the seat behind the driver. Fortunately, no one else was in the car so no one was hurt.

So far, there have been no arrests in the case, but police say they are still working on it. The incident report shows the gunfire came from Kansas State basketball player Amaad Wainwright's car.

Wainwright had just come off a huge upset after the Wildcats beat Oklahoma in Manhattan the night before.

Wainwright is from Kansas City.

Overland Park police say they do know there was more than one person in Wainwright's car.

"We know there were two, and the reason I say that is because someone is driving the vehicle and the other person I guess the door opened a little bit and that's when the person shot at the victim's vehicle," Officer John Lacy said

K-State issued the following statement to KCTV5 News on Monday:"We are aware of the situation involving Amaad Wainright. Amaad fully cooperated with authorities and was not charged. To our knowledge, this matter is resolved."

Police say they are still working on this case. At this point, Wainwright's involvement in the alleged crime is unclear.

Investigators say they want to hear from anyone who may have seen that alleged road rage incident happen to call them.

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