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Off-duty truckers involved in fatal road rage shooting on Florida interstate

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Florida police have arrested one person in connection to a fatal road rage shooting involving a pair of off-duty truckers that occurred in Davenport this week.

The shooting occurred around 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, October 15.

According to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, 58 year old truck driver Kevin Berry was on his way to work from his home in Altamonte Springs when he became involved in an altercation with another motorist on the I-4 off-ramp to US Highway 27 in Davenport.

Kevin Berry

“The altercation was witnessed by at least one person, who told detectives they saw the victim and his white truck stopped in the middle lane of the off-ramp, yelling back and forth with an unknown person parked in a car behind the truck and in the right lane. Berry was found lying on the ground outside his truck with a gunshot wound, and taken to a local hospital,” PCSO said.

Berry passed away from his injuries on October 17.

PCSO began reviewing video footage and collecting evidence from the scene.

The investigation led them to the Davenport home of 58 year old truck driver Daniele Hamilton.

When officers questioned Hamilton, he told them he was not involved in the road rage incident but witnessed the road rage incident.

A search warrant was executed, and officers found a Hamilton’s .38 special revolver in the bedroom area, and spent shell casings in the bedroom trash.

At this time, PCSO says that Hamilton stated, “You’ve found what you need to find so we can go [to jail].”

Hamilton was arrested and booked into Polk County Jail. He was charged with second degree murder, discharging a firearm from a vehicle, shooting over a right-of-way, and tampering with evidence.

“My detectives investigate every homicide as if the victim were one of their own family members – they work around the clock, without sleep, and leave no stone unturned until they solve the case. I’m very proud of them, and very disappointed in this man who simply could have driven away when engaged in an argument with the victim. Now he’s charged with several felonies and is facing some serious prison time,” said PCSO Sheriff Grady Judd.

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