Crime Winter Haven man fatally shot after confronting SUV driver following too close, Polk deputies say

01:35  13 january  2020
01:35  13 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

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A Winter Haven man was fatally shot Saturday night after a heated confrontation with the driver of a SUV, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

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The unidentified man was driving a pick up truck around 9:30 p.m. on Lake Ned Road in front of a SUV driven by a man with a female passenger, said spokesman Brian Bruchey.

The SUV’s driver told detectives that the truck driver came to a sudden stop, causing him to quickly hit the brakes. The truck driver then got out of the vehicle, cursed the driver for following too closely and allegedly threatened to kill him and his passenger, according to Bruchey.

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The driver of the SUV told investigators that he feared for his life so he grabbed a gun from his glove compartment, pointed it out the window toward the other driver and fired.

Witnesses heard three gunshots and one witness said he heard a man yelling, “I don’t want to kill you!” as a woman screamed, “Don’t kill him, don’t kill him!”

The truck driver was taken to Winter Haven Hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach, where he later died, Bruchey said.

Detectives are still investigating the fatal shooting and will present a report to the State Attorney’s Office.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Polk County Sheriff’s Office at 863-298-6200.


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