Police have arrested a second suspect in connection with the violent road rage incident that occurred earlier this month at an intersection in Tampa, Florida. During the incident, police reported that a shot had been fired and the victim’s windshield was stomped in.
Florida Highway Patrol reported that Peter Allen McClarin was arrested in Tampa on Sunday afternoon. Officials say McClarin ran out of the backdoor of a house and was captured by a K-9. He was then taken to jail.
FHP & HCSO teamed today on an anonymous tip from the public to locate & arrest PETER McCLARIN who was arrested today for felony charges for to his involvement an April 11 road rage incident. The FHP extends their appreciation to the public, HCSO & TPD for their assistance. pic.twitter.com/GxDpexDbKT
— FHP Tampa (@FHPTampa) April 23, 2023
McClarin has been charged with five felonies including aggravated assailant with a deadly weapon, firing a gun from a car, and shooting into or within a car.
A woman was arrested last week in connection with a road rage incident.
FHP reported that Shaniah Faith Cofield (20) was arrested on April 17 at a Red Lobster in Lakeland.
FHP reported that a felony arrest warrant was issued for her in connection with an attack on the road. The charges included aggravated assault, burglary with a weapon, and criminal mischief.
SHANIAH FAITH COFIELD was arrested this evening by FHP Troopers in connection with attack last week. Anyone with information about the whereabouts of PETER ALLEN MCCLARIN of Plant City is asked to called **TIPS or *FHP https://t.co/hqcxFGPhGx
— FHP Tampa (@FHPTampa) April 18, 2023
In the video, a male and female are seen carrying out the attack on April 11. The Miami Herald reported that state troopers claimed the suspects “were involved in a minor accident” with the victim at around 5 pm.
The Herald reported that “in the video, two men can be seen shooting at the victim and then attacking his 2019 Chevy sedan” with a gun.
The newspaper reported that the attack took place at the intersection between U.S. 301 Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
The Herald reported that the victim was a Brandon woman aged 31. It added that the officials had not reported that she had been injured during the attack. Brandon is located about 20 minutes to the east of Tampa.
The video shows a female first hitting the victim’s car window with a pistol, and then yelling “You hit it!” at the driver. “Get out of the car!”
WTVT-TV reported that a witness who had recorded the video informed another bystander of the fact that the attacker’s car hit the suspects just before driving off.
The female then repeatedly pounded on the window of the driver’s side with her hand, while the male kicked the rear door and used a gun to pound the rear window.
The female then climbed onto the hood of the victim and stomped repeatedly on the windscreen.
Florida Highway Patrol informed WTVT that at least one shot was fired into the vehicle of the victim before a bystander began to record video.