Update: Injured man in Loganville road rage shooting incident charged with aggravated assault

The other shooter deemed to have acted in self defense but was at fault in accident


Loganville Police Department reports that the injured man in Monday morning’s road rage shooting was the initial aggressor in the incident at the intersection of Highway 78 and Main Street and has been charged with aggravated assault.

“On Monday August 2, 2021, the Loganville Police Department responded to a report of a road rage shooting incident at the intersection of Highway 78 and Main Street, following a minor traffic accident at that location. During the exchange of gunfire, one of the persons involved, Michael Terrance Norris, 69, of Walton County, was reportedly struck multiple times and is currently under medical care in a local hospital,” City of Loganville spokesperson Robbie Schwartz said in a press release. “The investigation has determined that Norris initiated the exchange of gunfire and he will be charged with one felony count of aggravated assault.”

Schwartz said the other man involved, Michael Sasso, 27, of Atlanta, was found to be at fault in the accident, but not in the shooting.

“In regards to the exchange of gunfire, the investigation has determined that Sasso was within the provisions outlined in OCGA 16-3-21, and acted in self-defense. No charges are anticipated related to his actions,” Schwartz said.

“The Loganville Police Department would like to thank the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Walton County District Attorney’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their immediate and extensive assistance in this case,” Assistant Chief Dick Lowry said in the release. “We are also very grateful to the citizens who witnessed this incident and reached out to our detectives to provide eyewitness accounts of the events of that day.”

Schwartz said that as this remains an open investigation, there will be no further comments at this time.


The City of Loganville released the following statement in relation to an alleged road rage incident that happened in the city on Monday morning.

“An alleged road rage shooting took place earlier today on the westbound lanes of Highway 78 near Highway 20/Main Street. Two males exchanged gunfire following an accident. One subject has multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Northside Gwinnett by ambulance. No other reports of injuries. No suspects outstanding. All involved accounted for. As this remains an active investigation, we have no additional information to release at this time.

Schwartz said he believes that both men are still being interviewed by detectives with Loganville Police Department.


Robbie Schwartz, spokesperson with the City of Loganville, reported that two people are in custody and one who suffered multiple gunshot wounds in an incident that happened on Highway 78 near the Highway 20 intersection in Loganville on Monday morning.

“This remains very much an active investigation and there is nothing more that can be released at the moment,” Schwartz said.

Police activity on Highway 78 in front of the Tire Dock and the CVS on Aug. 2, 2021. Photo credit: Jamie Winterburn

Law enforcement activity on Highway 78 between the CVS and the Tire Dock has the road partially blocked. Avoid the area if you can. Officers are directing traffic through the intersection.

Loganville City spokesman Robbie Schwartz said details will be given as soon as they are available. Officers with Loganville Police Department and Walton County Sheriff’s Office are on the scene.

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