A US man has been killed after a suspected road-rage incident while on the way to visit his wife and newborn son in hospital.
Father of two Dennis Sloboda, 33, told his brother he was driving to the Washington hospital at around 9pm on Monday night when he cut someone off in traffic, reports The Seattle Times.
When Sloboda pulled up at the next set of traffic lights, he said the other motorist pulled a gun and pointed it at him through the window of his car.
Sloboda fled to the home of his brother Anton nearby, but the man followed and waited outside the property.
Irina, Dennis and their eldest son. Image: Facebook.
“I looked [out the window] and I could see the guy he was talking about, but he left when he saw me,” Anton told The Seattle Times.
Sloboda asked to borrow his brother's gun but was refused, and instead remained sheltered in the house for an hour until the pair were certain the threat had passed.
They had something to eat, watched part of a movie and relaxed, until the new father left at around 10pm and continued his journey to the hospital.
That was the last time he was seen alive.
Police found Sloboda's body slumped at the wheel of his car about five-minutes drive from his brother's home, following reports of gunshots at around 10.30pm.
He had suffered a bullet wound to the back of the head.
Anton Sloboda was oblivious to his brother's death until he spoke to his sister-in-law at 1am, at which point she told him her husband had never arrived to see her.