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Pasco sheriff: Odessa man involved in road rage incident was prone to fits of anger

ODESSA — Michael Hanley was irate and had anger issues, his girlfriend said, and got into a fight with his parents on Sunday, deputies said.

Armed with a semiautomatic handgun and a .45 caliber assault rifle, Hanley threatened to kill himself, Anastaia Hummel said.

Instead, Hanley shot an 18-year-old man in the leg during a road rage incident around 3:45 p.m., Pasco County sheriff's deputies said.

Hanley, of 1507 Lake Parker Drive, shot Stewart Jones while Jones sat in the back seat of a Jeep with three friends on Sunday, deputies said. Stewart is recuperating at a hospital, said Sheriff BobWhite.

Jones and the other passengers — Andrew Sestok, 18, Christopher Ferlita, 17, and Geoffrey Ferlita, 19 — were at Parker Point and Gunn Highway trying to turn north, White said, when Hanley came up behind them.

Sestok was driving the Jeep and moved forward so Hanley could maneuver around him. That's when Hanley rolled down his window, yelled at Sestok and his friends and flashed a handgun.

Hanley fired at least six rounds, four hitting the victims vehicle.

A few hours later, Hanley was found dead, White said, the victim of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot. He was wearing body armor and had two weapons — a semi-automatic handgun and a rifle.

Pasco sheriff: Odessa man involved in road rage incident was prone to fits of anger 08/10/09 [Last modified: Monday, August 10, 2009 2:30pm]
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