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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]
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