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Dad on way to see newborn killed in apparent road-rage shooting


Thursday, September 29, 2016, 3:17 PM

A Washington state father was killed in an apparent road-rage shooting on his way to see his newborn son.

Dennis Sloboda, 32, had fled to his brother Anton’s apartment Monday night, telling him he had cut someone off while driving, according to the Seattle Times. The other driver pulled out a gun, then followed him to the Federal Way home.


Dennis Sloboda was fatally shot in the head in a possible road-rage incident on Monday.

(Anton Sloboda/via GoFundMe)

He asked his brother for a gun, which Anton Sloboda did not provide. After the pair waited until they believed the gunman had left, Dennis Sloboda departed for the hospital.

“I looked and I could see the guy he was talking about, but he left when he saw me,” Anton Sloboda told the Seattle Times in a phone interview on Tuesday.

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Dennis Sloboda’s wife told Anton that Dennis never made it to the hospital.

“She looked at the (GPS) on his cellphone and saw that he looked like he was in the street,” Anton Sloboda told the paper. “I went down there, but the police would not let me get close. They said I had to go to talk to the detectives.”


Dennis Sloboda had gotten married this year and had a newborn son.

(Anton Sloboda/via GoFundMe)

Dennis Sloboda was found with a fatal gunshot wound to the head five minutes by car from his brother’s home, the newspaper reported. The gunshot traveled through the back of the vehicle, according to the paper.

Authorities said Sloboda was involved in “some type of road-rage incident” but the case remains under investigation.

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Dennis Sloboda had been married since March and had two jobs, according to the paper. His wife had given birth a few days before he was killed.

He leaves behind two children and his wife, according to a GoFundMe page posted by the family.

With News Wire Services

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