PINELLAS PARK — A Largo man faces charges for firing a handgun at another driver on U.S. 19, according to the Pinellas Park Police Department.
The shooting happened just after 8 a.m. Wednesday in the highway’s 7500 block, police said.
Robert Kyle Lewis, 34, was arrested by police and faces one count of shooting a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle and one count of criminal mischief.
The shooting stemmed from a road rage argument between Lewis and 29-year-old Peter Sala Jr. on the highway, police said. The argument started as a verbal altercation but escalated after Sala threw a banana and struck the pickup truck being driven by Lewis.
Lewis reacted by pulling out a gun and firing into Sala’s vehicle, police said. The bullet shattered the front passenger window and lodged into the vehicle’s dashboard.
Sala had a laceration in his leg from the shattered glass.
Lewis was booked into the Pinellas County Jail. He was released after posting a $12,000 bail.