Man forced another driver to pull over and kneel, then held a gun to his head, police say

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A driver was forced out of his car at gunpoint in Fort Lauderdale by a man who told him he’d kill him if he didn’t comply, police said.

It began, authorities said, when 24-year-old Saleh Saleh, of Hollywood, pulled up alongside a man in a silver Jeep Wrangler around 10 p.m. Sunday.

The man told Fort Lauderdale police that he tried to avoid Saleh several times while driving, but Saleh eventually pulled in front of him and forced him to stop near 400 SW 4th Avenue near SW 4th Court.

According to police, Saleh got out of his car, ordered the victim to kneel, pointed a gun at the man’s head, and said: “If you move, I’ll [expletive] kill you; don’t make me kill you.”

Police said three witnesses called 911, and one said they saw Saleh holding a gun to the back of the victim’s head.

Police arrived and found two men standing in front of a black car that was blocking a Jeep.

The officers ordered the two men to put their hands in the air. The victim complied but Saleh didn’t, according to police. Saleh told them he had a concealed weapons permit and was doing what he’s allowed to do.

Officers pointed their guns at Saleh and took possession of a 9 mm gun he had.

Saleh told police that it all happened because the driver of Jeep hit his car at 1500 W. Broward Boulevard and refused to stop. The victim told police didn’t know he hit Saleh’s car.

Police said there was “extremely minor damage” to Saleh’s car, and that Saleh chased the Jeep for more than a mile before the confrontation. They said Saleh never called 911 to report a hit-and-run accident.

Saleh was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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