Man arrested in Ocala road rage shooting, police say

Shooting happened on SR-40 near 60th Avenue

Browdy was later arrested and faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. (Ocala Police Department)

OCALA, Fla. – A Dunnellon man was arrested Monday after a road rage incident in Ocala led him to shoot another driver, according to police.

The Ocala Police Department said the shooting happened on State Road 40 approaching Southwest 60th Avenue around 6:45 a.m.

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In a release, police said a silver Toyota Corolla — driven by 33-year-old Marquis Browdy — was driving “erratically,” at times leaving the roadway and driving into the grass.

Browdy and a Ford F-550 truck stopped at the intersection, and Browdy got out of his car to approach the truck and confront the driver, the release shows.

Marquis Browdy, 33 (Ocala Police Department)

Police said that after an argument, the truck driver struck Browdy in his face with a metal object, and Browdy then pulled out a gun and shot the driver, who was still sitting in the truck.

The department said the driver was shot in his lower back, and he was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. Browdy was also taken to the hospital for his facial injury, but he was released shortly thereafter, police said.

An affidavit shows Browdy told police that when he stopped at the intersection, the truck driver began yelling racial slurs at him, leading to an argument.

Browdy was later arrested and faces a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. According to the sheriff’s office, he is held on a bond of $10,000.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more information as we receive it.

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