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Motorcyclist injured in apparent Tampa road rage shooting

Posted at 9:15 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-05 08:27:33-04

An apparent road rage incident in Tampa sent one person to the hospital Thursday evening. 

Tampa police say a driver shot a motorcyclist, later identified as 33-year-old Carlos Rodriguez, during a confrontation at the corner of Nebraska and 109th Ave.

According to witnesses, a group of motorcyclists were traveling south on Nebraska and came to a stop at a traffic light. One of the men confronted a car, who they felt was traveling too closely. TPD says the two men exchanged words, and the motorcyclist headed back to his bike.

That's when they say the man in the car pulled out a gun and shot him from behind.

Officers responding to a previous call were less than a block away and were able to arrest the suspected shooter. Tampa police identified the suspect as Ezekiel Henson, 29, of Tampa. Authorities charged Henson with aggravated battery and took him to jail. 

Responders took the motorcyclist to the hospital. He's expected to make a full recovery.

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