FHP: Man arrested after shooting at car on turnpike

By: WFTV Web Staff

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KISSIMMEE, Fla. - A Georgia man is behind bars after shooting at another vehicle on Florida’s Turnpike in a road rage incident near Kissimmee, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Kent Elkins, 52, is charged with aggravated assault with a firearm after firing upon a white 2010 Mazda SUV that tried to pass him near the Osceola Parkway exit around 3:45 p.m., troopers said.

Troopers said Reynold Sheltra, 48 of Port St. Lucie, was driving his Mazda with his wife and two teenagers when he came up behind Elkins and tried to pass him.

When Sheltra changed lanes, Elkins rolled down his window and fired at the Mazda, troopers said.

Troopers pulled Elkins over and searched his car, finding a loaded Beretta hand gun that Elkins said fired on accident.

Sheltra’s vehicle was not hit by any gunfire, troopers said. 

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