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Spring Hill man accused of shooting at driver who rear-ended him

BROOKSVILLE — Police officers arrested a 53-year-old Spring Hill man who allegedly fired his handgun nine times at a motorist who hit his pickup truck and then fled the scene.

David Andrew Graf was taken into custody Thursday and faces a charge of discharging a firearm in public. As of Friday, he remained behind bars at the Hernando County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

According to the Brooksville police arrest report, Graf told authorities that he followed the driver of a blue 1994 Cadillac to Shayne Street after his 1996 Toyota pickup truck was rear-ended earlier that evening.

Graf fired his .45-caliber handgun at least nine times while in pursuit of the driver, the report said. The driver managed to park the vehicle and run into a home on Shayne Street.

Officers didn't find any bullet holes in the vehicle. Authorities didn't immediately identify the driver of the Cadillac, saying the vehicle was registered to a man who is dead.

When officers arrived on Shayne Street, they found Graf standing next to his truck in the street and holding his handgun. Police say Graf later admitted to "losing control" after his truck was hit and the other driver drove off.

Police said Graf's pickup truck was equipped with a heavy-duty bumper that "sustained very minor damage" as a result of the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

Spring Hill man accused of shooting at driver who rear-ended him 08/06/10 [Last modified: Friday, August 6, 2010 8:01pm]
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