Saturday, January 20, 2018
Public safety

Gun, baseball bat come out in Temple Terrace road rage

TEMPLE TERRACE — A driver fired a gun at another motorist Wednesday who was chasing him with a baseball bat, police said.

A Temple Terrace spokesman said the incident occurred about 8 a.m. outside the Terrace Walk Plaza at N 53rd Street and E Fowler Avenue.

Adrian C. Fedrick Jr., 23, of Wesley Chapel told police he had made a wide turn from the Burger King parking lot at the center. He said a red pickup truck carrying two men pulled into the lot as he was leaving, and an argument broke out about his driving.

The driver of the truck parked and came after his car with a baseball bat, Fedrick said.

Fedrick stopped on N 53rd Street and started to get out of his car but tripped and fell. Fearing he was about to be struck by the bat, he said, he pulled a handgun and fired three shots.

Investigators do not believe the assailant was struck, and he ran. Police said Fedrick is permitted to carry a concealed firearm.

Police are seeking the men in the truck.

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