Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Troopers seek I-275 driver who fired gun in Tampa road rage

TAMPA — Troopers are seeking the public's help in identifying a driver who fired shots at a car Tuesday night on Interstate 275 near Bearss Avenue in what was described as road rage.

The incident happened about 8 p.m. as Hector Rosina, 19, of Tampa drove north onto the interstate at Fletcher Avenue in a Dodge Neon.

As he merged onto the highway, a Cadillac CTS cut him off, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Both cars continued north on I-275, the Neon in the center lane and the Cadillac in the outside lane.

As they approached Bearss Avenue, Rosina changed to the outside lane, cutting off the Cadillac, troopers said. The Cadillac then tailgated him before the cars pulled alongside each other.

Rosina and the other driver yelled and exchanged obscene hand gestures, troopers said. The Cadillac driver fired a gun.

Rosina stopped and phoned the highway patrol. Investigators later found a bullet in the side of the Neon, troopers said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the patrol at (813) 631-4020. Tips can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477.

Troopers seek I-275 driver who fired gun in Tampa road rage 01/08/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 11:48pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Florida education news: School grades, teacher pay, transgender lawsuit and more

    Blogs

    SCHOOL GRADES: Florida's school grades showed improvement as the state's revised accountability system entered its third year in its current form. …

    Bear Creek Elementary principal Willette Houston celebrates her school's A grade with students in a summer program at the school.
  2. Whiskey wasn't my thing, but then I visited the Teeling Distillery in Ireland

    Travel

    DUBLIN

    If you drink your way through a four-day trip to Ireland, can you make an honest recommendation on anything?

    The focal point of the Teeling Whiskey Distillery in Dublin is the copper pots used in the process.
  3. Faulty AC leaves Chinsegut manor house, supporters steaming

    Human Interest

    BROOKSVILLE

    As summer temperatures climb, volunteers at Chinsegut Hill Manor House say a faulty air-conditioning system has put them in a hot spot.

    Thomas Hoops of Tampa, left, takes a breather with his 1-year-old daughter, Zoe Hoops, on the porch of the Chinsegut Hill Manor House.
  4. Looking Back: Adele and her baby koala come out of hiding (December 27, 1991)

    Attractions

    This story appeared in the pages of the St. Petersburg Times on December 27, 1991. What follows is the text of the original story, interspersed with photos of the event taken by Times staff photographer Tony Lopez.

    BABY KOALA IS NOW OUT OF POCKET

    By Amber Grimes

    Times staff …

    Kunara, Busch Garden's shy baby koala, has been working his way out of his mother Adele's pouch since his birth.

TIMES | Tony Lopez
  5. Large brush fire burning in Brooker Creek Preserve near Westchase

    Fire

    A large brush fire is burning early Thursday morning in the Brooker Creek Preserve just north of Oldsmar near Westchase, but appears to be contained, according to reports.