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Suspect in Saturday 'road rage shooting' released from jail on bond

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Police say 67-year-old Donald Hayes bonded out of jail Sunday on a $10,000 cash bond. 

Hayes was arrested Saturday following what police call a "road rage incident" in the Camp Taylor area. Hayes is charged with one count of murder.

Police confirm that Hayes runs a hot dog stand in downtown Louisville. Customers say Hayes has set up shop along Jefferson Square in downtown Louisville for over a decade. They describe him as a "friendly" man.

"He seemed so friendly, and he tries to make sure everybody comes back, but for him to be [an alleged] murderer, it throws you off a little bit," said Danielle Nance who claims she has bought at least three hotdogs from Hayes over the years.

Police say the incident that landed Hayes behind bars began a little after 11:30 on Saturday morning in a Chase Bank parking lot. A short while later, LMPD officers responded to a shooting near the intersection of Poplar Level Road and Taylor Avenue.

Danny Wilson, 57, was found shot-to-death inside his car in the parking lot of a hair salon. Police confirm Wilson was found with a baseball bat between his legs.

"It appears that there was some type of road rage involved in the area," said LMPD public information officer Carey Klain. 

Police say the altercation began in the nearby Chase parking lot, where you could see glass on the ground. They say it ended with the victim driving a silver car into a truck, behind C.T. Haircutters.

Wilson was taken to the hospital but later died from his injuries. 

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