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Pasco man mistakenly shoots wrong vehicle after road rage incident, deputies say

Deputies said Dakota Haber tried to kill someone he got into an earlier road rage incident with, but targeted the wrong car.
Dakota Haber faces multiple charges after deputies say he shot into a car he thought was occupied by a man he had recently fought with. [Pasco County Sheriff's Office]
Published Nov. 6

ODESSA — Dakota Haber thought the man he had just gotten into a fight with followed him into Swan View Townhomes complex Monday night so he shot into his car, according to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies say Haber thought wrong. From 50 yards, he was firing into the car of a woman who had been stuck in traffic trying to enter the complex.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the shooting occurred about 10:30 Monday night. Haber was involved in a road rage incident that led to him fighting a man at the complex’s front gate. The two eventually separated and drove into the complex.

Haber then thought he saw the same man following him. According to a Pasco news release, Haber told deputies he grabbed a gun and shot into the car in order to kill the man. But the woman who was actually driving wasn’t related to the incident. Haber fired five shots, three of which hit the car causing the woman to receive minor injuries from shattered glass. She was taken to a local hospital.

Haber, 24, now faces charges of aggravated assault, shooting into an occupied vehicle and carrying a concealed firearm. He was being held in the Pasco County Jail Wednesday in lieu of $20,000 bail.

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