PARRISH (CBSMiami/AP) — A road rage incident on Florida’s west coast has left one man dead.
Authorities say the driver who shot and killed the other driver was acting in self-defense.
Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Sunday press release the shooter was a victim of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon prior to firing his gun.
News outlets say a 26-year-old man was run off the road by a 32-year-old driver while traveling a road in Parrish, Florida, south of Tampa.
The men got out of their vehicles and began arguing. Deputies say the younger man pulled out a pistol and pointed it to the 32-year-old man, who then brandished his own firearm and shot the 26-year-old man dead.
The sheriff’s office is withholding the men’s names citing a provision in the “Marsy’s Law” amendment for victims’ privacy approved in November.