A Milwaukee woman, identified as 27-year-old Rosita Sims, faces charges of first-degree recklessly endangering safety, discharging a firearm from a vehicle, and carrying a concealed weapon after allegedly shooting at a vehicle on Interstate 94 in Brookfield on November 20. The incident was reported by two individuals who witnessed someone brandishing a gun on I-94 eastbound near Moorland Road. The victim described the driver of another vehicle as “driving recklessly between lanes” and “yelling” before firing shots. A bullet was later discovered in the victim’s vehicle’s passenger-side wheel well.
Law enforcement, using a vehicle description and partial license plate, identified Sims as a possible suspect. Sims was often observed dropping a man off at work in Waukesha County around 6 a.m. Deputies located her vehicle near the workplace on December 15 and conducted a traffic stop. During the stop, it was found that Sims did not possess a valid driver’s license, and she had a concealed weapon in her purse without a concealed carry permit. The loaded gun had a magazine and a round in the chamber.
In an interview with detectives, Sims admitted that she had her gun in her purse, stating she forgot about it when leaving the house that morning. She acknowledged not having a concealed carry permit. When questioned about the November road rage incident, Sims recalled a woman attempting to run her off the road, prompting her to roll down her window and yell at the driver. Sims claimed she did not intend to harm anyone but admitted that her gun accidentally discharged. Feeling scared, she reportedly drove away from the scene.
Rosita Sims had her initial court appearance on December 18, where a cash bond was set at $3,000. The charges against her include serious allegations related to endangering safety and discharging a firearm in a public space, highlighting the potential consequences of road rage incidents.