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Florida men arrested in road rage incidents that started with ‘Are you revving your engine at me?’

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Posted at 5:47 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 00:05:00-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- An apparent confrontation between two drivers led to two separate road rage incidents in Hillsborough County, according to deputies.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, a man was driving his car in Wimauma on September 14 when 18-year-old Raymond Davis pulled up next to the man and asked, "Are you revving your engine at me?"

The man told Davis he was not, but Davis began following him with his car and then the Davis' passenger, 21-year-old Trevor Barnette, handed Davis a gun. Davis then fired two shots at the man before driving away from the scene.

Two days later, the driver saw Davis and Barnette again in Ruskin and the man tried to take a picture of the suspect car's license plate. When Davis realized what the man was trying to do, Davis stopped the car.

As the man tried to drive away from Davis, shots were fired and one of the rounds hit the man's car.

After the man told HCSO about the incidents, deputies eventually were able to identify the suspect vehicle and identified Davis as the shooter in the first incident.

Davis was later placed into custody and was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, discharging a firearm from a vehicle and shooting into an occupied vehicle. Barnette was placed in custody a few days after Davis' arrest and was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, discharging a firearm from a vehicle, shooting into an occupied vehicle, and carrying a concealed firearm.

Officials did not confirm if the man did or did not rev his engines at Davis and Barnette.