Man released after road rage death killed by motorist
PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — A man who had recently been released from prison after serving time for a road rage killing has been shot and killed during another road rage encounter in Florida.
Col. Donna Luscynski of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office tells local media the incident occurred Wednesday morning in Plant City. She says 40-year-old Gary Lynn Durham stopped his pickup truck, got out and approached the motorist behind him. An argument escalated between the two.
Investigators say the car’s driver, 42-year-old Robert Padgett, warned Durham before he pulled out a gun and shot him.
Paramedics arrived to find Padgett giving CPR to Durham, but Durham later died.
Durham had recently been released from prison for the 2001 killing of 48-year-old Timothy Gibbs in another road rage incident.
Luscynski says Padgett is cooperating with law enforcement and will not be arrested.