Osceola Deputies arrested a man on Thursday in connection with a road rage shooting that began as an altercation in a McDonald’s drive-thru in Kissimmee that sent a man to a local hospital.
According to Osceola County Sheriff Marco Lopez, Pedro Gonzalez Hernandez, 43, allegedly pulled up to another car in the Boggy Creek area and fired a gun, putting a bullet hole through the victim’s driver’s side door and into his leg.
“The suspect was honking at the victim in the drive-thru line and he’s kind of like, “hey take it easy,” and it was one of those things window to window,” Lopez said.
Lopez says the altercation continued out of the parking lot and down the road before the alleged shooter got away, but the victim was able to provide a detailed description and photos of the suspect and his vehicle.
Osceola Deputies were able to locate the suspect vehicle parked at an address on Great Oaks Boulevard. The area around the address was surrounded, and the suspect eventually surrendered and was taken into custody.
Pedro admitted to getting into an altercation with another driver in the area but denied shooting him.
Pedro was arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail and charged with Attempted Felony Murder, Discharging a Firearm from a Vehicle, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Tampering with Evidence.
Anyone with information related to this incident, please contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office says this in an ongoing investigation.