M-66 in Ionia, Mich. (September 18, 2013)
IONIA, Mich. (WZZM) -- Ionia County Central Dispatch authorities have released 911 calls from the road rage shootout that left two drivers dead earlier this week.
Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, investigators say Robert Taylor, 56, and James Pullum, 43, got into a road rage-fueled argument in the parking lot of the Wonder Wand Car Wash, located at 426 Steele Street.
Ionia County Sheriff's deputies say both Pullum and Taylor fired shots and killed each other. Both men were from Ionia and both had licenses to carry a concealed weapon.
In the 911 call, Pullum's wife, Teri is heard crying and frantically asking for help. Teri can also be heard answering a question from a bystander. "He (Taylor) was riding our butt and they got in a fight and the guy pulled a gun on him."
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Investigators say Pullum was driving a Ford Taurus with Teri and his mother, Bernadine, as passengers. The Pullum's vehicle was being followed closely by Taylor in a Chrysler PT Cruiser.
Pullum pulled over in the car wash parking lot and both men got of their vehicles and began arguing. It's unclear who fired their gun first.
WZZM 13 will have more on the 911 calls tonight on WZZM 13 News at 5:30 and 6 p.m.
Taylor's concealed weapon license was revoked in 2006 following a guilty plea for driving while under the influence. A secondary misdemeanor charge of being in possession of a weapon while intoxicated was dropped when Taylor pleaded guilty to OWI.
Ionia County Prosecutor, Ronald Schafer tells WZZM 13 Taylor's concealed weapon license was revoked for three years for the OWI conviction. Taylor reapplied for the license in 2010 and was approved because he had followed all court-ordered supervision and had no new charges following the 2006 OWI incident.