One Florida man was charged with attempted murder on Monday following a road rage incident in Osceola County.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that a trooper was observing the northbound lanes of the Turnpike in Kenansville on Sunday while parked in the median when they noticed a white vehicle weaving erratically through traffic.
Zion Waller, 22, was the sedan’s 22-year-old driver when the trooper pulled it over for dangerous driving. A car’s passenger was also taken into custody.
When the police inspected the vehicle, they discovered a loaded handgun and a rifle in clear view on the floorboard.
At that point, according to the troopers, a white pickup truck came up next to them and said the driver of the white car had shot his vehicle.
The victim could identify a gunshot hole in the truck’s driver-side door.
When questioned by the police, Waller attempted to explain that he had been in a road rage altercation and had only fired one shot at the pickup truck because the driver had pointed what appeared to be a weapon at him, and he had feared for his life.
Waller stated that in an effort to avoid the pickup truck, he increased his speed and drove carelessly. He claimed that at the time he didn’t feel secure pulling over, so he didn’t call 911.
The driver of Waller’s vehicle, however, acknowledged that Waller had shot his revolver at the pickup truck in an effort to blow out the tires.
Furthermore, upon searching the victim’s truck, the troopers were unable to discover any weapons.
When Waller allegedly opened fire on the truck, there were two people and a five-year-old child inside, according to the troopers. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.
Waller was charged with numerous offenses, including three counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated violence with a deadly weapon when he was booked into the Osceola County Jail on Monday.
He is detained with no bond.
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