Plant City, Florida: Two men got into an altercation this morning stemming from a case of road rage. The argument escalated. At some point in the argument, 40-year-old Gary Lynn Durham got out of his car and threatened 42-year-old Robert Padgett.
Padgett, in fear for his safety, then shot Durham.
Padgett immediately called 911. He attempted to perform CPR on Durham until police and EMS arrived but Durham died at the scene. So far, Padgett has not been charged with a crime. Police and the Attorney General’s Office are investigating but it’s likely this will be a justified case of Stand Your Ground.
Here’s the ironic part: the dead man, Durham, it turns out, was just released from prison.
He served 11 years for killing a man…
… in a road rage incident.
Like I said, I’m trying really hard not to make fun of my newly adopted state. But DAMN, this place doesn’t make it easy.
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