- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A road rage fight quickly came to an end Wednesday morning after a man pulled out his concealed handgun and fired at another man who was coming at him with a baseball bat.

Temple Terrace Police say that Adrian C. Fedrick, Jr., 23, got into a verbal altercation with two men in a red pickup truck in the parking lot of Terrace Walk Plaza about 8 a.m. Wednesday, The Tampa Tribune reported.

The driver of the pickup, apparently angry with Mr. Fedrick’s driving, parked and then exited the vehicle with a baseball bat. He then began chasing Mr. Fedrick’s car down 53rd Street with the bat, police said.


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Mr. Fedrick told police that he believed the man was going to take a swing at his vehicle, so he stopped in front of KinderCare, 11501 N. 53rd St., and got out.

Mr. Fedrick said he tripped and fell upon exiting his vehicle, and the man with the bat began charging at him. Fearing for his safety, Mr. Fedrick told police that he pulled a gun from his waistband and fired three shots at the man, The Tribune reported.

The man — a Caucasian about 20 to 30 years old — reportedly fled on foot. Police are looking for him to investigate. They say they don’t believe anyone was injured in the gunfire.

Mr. Fedrick is licensed to carry a concealed weapon in Florida, the newspaper said.