Fort Myers man arrested in road rage incident
FOX 4 Staff
NORTH PORT, Fla. - Sarasota County Sheriff's detectives arrested two men, including a Fort Myers man, for their roles in a road rage incident Tuesday afternoon in North Port.
Investigators say the confrontation started near River Road and U.S. 41 when both drivers stopped and 23-year-old Brandon Nelson of Rotonda West got out of his vehicle and retrieved a shotgun and racked the weapon while arguing with 20-year-year Jason Aitchison of Fort Myers.
Aitchison went to his vehicle and armed himself with a shotgun and approached Nelson's driver side window. At that point Nelson put his vehicle in gear and fled the scene.
Aitchison then got into his vehicle and chased Nelson and as both vehicles approached El Prado Boulevard Aitchison fired a round of birdshot into the rear passenger side window of Nelson's vehicle injuring Nelson and his 17-year-old passenger.
Aitchison is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, shooting into a vehicle and ischarging a firearm in public.
Nelson was also arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.