Man faces life in prison after being charged with terrorism for shooting a gun

Raulie Casteel 
By: Hydar Tomar 

(Scroll down for video) A Michigan man is facing a life in prison sentence after being arrested and charged with terrorism for shooting a gun, according to court proceedings.

The man known as the "I-96 shooter," who is responsible for random shootings in two dozen cases in and around a Michigan interstate, was charged Thursday with terrorism and assault with intent to murder, according to the office of the state attorney general.

"They were acts of domestic terrorism against the citizens of Michigan, and we are charging him as such," Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, said.

The shooter was identified as Raulie Casteel, 43, of Wixom, Michigan, a small town about 35 miles northwest of Detroit.

Casteel also faces firearm felony charges. The charge of terrorism, is based on 21 shootings and is
punishable by life imprisonment.

Casteel was arrested and charged in Livingston and Oakland counties. He is accused of shooting at other vehicles in a four-county area in southeast Michigan, mostly in or near Interstate 96. Only one person was slightly injured.

The Attorney General's office determined a terrorism charge was appropriate because Casteel terrified motorists with multiple acts of violence, a spokesperson said.