Papa John's Pizza employee arrested after road-rage gun fight, police say

Police arrest Georgina Thomas after road-rage shooting

By Andrea Torres - Digital Reporter/Producer

Georgina Thomas was still wearing her Papa John's Pizza uniform when she was arrested.

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. - After Georgina Thomas survived a Wednesday night shooting in Miami-Dade County's Brownsville neighborhood, her white Mitsubishi was riddled with bullets. But her nightmare while wearing her Papa John's Pizza work uniform wasn't over.

Officers arrested her about 4:30 a.m. Thursday. She is facing a charge of attempted first-degree murder with a deadly weapon and was being held without bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.

Miami-Dade police said it all started when she was driving and got into an argument with another driver who she said made fun of her. 

According to the arrest form, the driver of a white Mercedes-Benz shot at Thomas first after Thomas pointed a gun at her and said, "[Expletive], I can kill your ass!" 

Police said Thomas admitted to shooting back at the woman.

The Miami-Dade Police Department's ShotSpotters detected 11 shots were fired during the gun fight near a Papa John's Pizza restaurant at 2537 NW 54th St. The first alert reported eight gun shots and the second alert reported three gun shots. 

After the shooting, Thomas' car was heavily damaged. The other woman's Mercedes-Benz only had one bullet hole on the driver's door.

Police said one of Thomas' bullets grazed the woman's left breast, so she called 911 and paramedics took her to a nearby hospital.

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