Road rage shooter pleads guilty to wounding girl, 8

Joseph Constantine will be sentenced June 6

Joshua Eric Constantine is accused of shooting into a car, December 20 2016. (MCSO/KOIN)
Joshua Eric Constantine is accused of shooting into a car, December 20 2016. (MCSO/KOIN)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – The man linked to a road rage shooting that injured an 8-year-old girl pleaded guilty, court records show.

Joseph Constantine, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. The other charges he faced have been dismissed as part of the plea deal.

On December 20, 2016, the girl’s mother was driving on I-84 when Constantine was driving recklessly in a minivan and nearly caused her to crash. The woman drove past the van and Constantine fired a shot into the car.

The girl received a superficial injury to her foot. Another child in the back seat was not hurt.

Constantine will be sentenced on June 6 in Multnomah County Circuit Court.