Former police officer shoots innocent 15-year-old girl after a road rage incident involving his stepdaughter

Owen Farmer
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A former police officer was arrested for shooting an innocent girl over a road rage incident involving his stepdaughter.

The incident took place in Pennsylvania, at around 10:00 p.m., near the home of former police officer Owen Farmer, 45.

Farmer's 20-year-old stepdaughter, Amber Shank, was driving a Ford Escape, when she got into an angry exchange with Elma Campos, who was behind the wheel of BMW.

Campos was driving the SUV while her husband was in the passenger seat and 15-year-old daughter was in the backseat.

According to the police report, Campos honked and flashed the lights at Shank for allegedly tailgating her. The 20-year-old responded by showing him the middle finger.

Campos started following Shank, prompting the 20-year-old to call her stepfather. She told Farmer that she was being followed. Shank asked the former police officer to come out with his gun in order to protect her.

When they arrived to the home, Farmer brandished a .40 Glock caliber and banged on the BMW window. Campos did not want to engage in a conversation with the angry stepfather so she drove off.

While driving away, Campos ran over the former officer’s leg. He then fired three shots at their vehicle, hitting the 15-year-old girl.

Farmer, who worked for the Upper Gwynedd Police Department for 9 years, was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault and three counts of reckless endangerment. He was released on $50,000 bail.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and later released.