A 50-year-old Montgomery County man who investigators believe was involved in a road rage shooting earlier today that left a woman injured turned himself into authorities this afternoon in the Norristown offices of his lawyer, according to authorities.
John Yannarell, of Gilbertsville, is believed to be the owner of a Silver 2008 Buick Lucerne that was sought by police after a woman driving eastbound on Route 422 in Upper Providence Township was shot in the leg, police said. She had called 911 about an erratic driver and after she hung up felt a "jolt and thought the car had been bumped," said Trooper Denea Durham with the Pennsylvania State Police.
Instead, the woman looked down at her lap and saw her own blood, Durham said. The female victim pulled over and called 911 again to report her injuries. She was shot in the leg and her elbow, but it is unclear if one or two bullets were fired, she said.
She was flown by helicopter to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is currently in stable condition, Durham said. The unidentified victim has already been interviewed by detectives, she said.
Yannarell was being processed at the Belmont Barracks and will be arraigned later today, said Saul Solomon, the alleged driver's lawyer. Yannarell, an engineer, handed himself over to state police in the Norristown law offices of Solomon, the lawyer said.
He turned himself in around 1 p.m., he said. "I didn't want him to be perceived as fleeing," Solomon said.
A LinkedIn page that has been taken down listed Yannarell as a network engineer for SCA Americas on Arch Street near 29th. The company, which makes toilet paper and incontinence wear, is a subsidiary of the Swedish-based SCA. A receptionist hung up on a reporter seeking comment.
Solomon said he did not know what his client would be charged with but it could be an array of charges including attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons offenses.