DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – One person is in custody after what Broward Sheriff’s Office investigators said resulted from an afternoon road rage incident.
The man, identified as 26-year-old Antonio Chestnut, will face an attempted murder charge, according to BSO.
A white pickup truck was shot up Friday afternoon next to the Deerfield Beach Pier, putting families in danger. Broward’s top cop just happened to be in the area soon after the incident happened.
Sky 10 was above the area of A1A and East Hillsboro Boulevard shortly after 1:30 p.m. as the pickup truck could be seen with multiple bullet holes in the windshield. Police were alerted to shots fire at 249 N.E. 21st Ave.
Broward Sheriff Gregory Tony said he saw people running.
“I was actually somewhat off duty and driving by when I saw about 20-plus people running passed my vehicle, which is kind of an indicator. The call had not come out yet. It was just taking place. The first thing I was able to do was put on my tac vest, grab my rifle, and notify the district command on what was occurring.”
Tony said that officers arrived quickly and they were able to “box in the environment, track down the suspect and bring him into custody.”
According to investigators, one driver began arguing with another driver and then gunfire erupted. Witnesses said they saw one of the men go to his vehicle and get a gun and starting shooting at the truck.
During the altercation, Chestnut fired multiple rounds into the vehicle driven by the victim. Chestnut was arrested and faces a charge of attempted murder.
The driver of the white pickup had to be transported to the hospital after his face was cut by shattered glass, but there were no other injuries reported.