NEWS RELEASE #: 17-003
The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office charged 24-year-old Carlos Echeverria-Pena in connection with a road rage incident that occurred Friday morning in North Port.
Deputies responded to the report of a shooting at the intersection of U.S. 41 and River Road at approximately 7:15 a.m. When they arrived, they located two vehicles, the victim, and Echeverria-Pena, who sustained two gunshot wounds. Investigation revealed Echeverria-Pena approached the victim after a road rage incident and began punching the victim through his window. The victim retrieved his licensed firearm and fired two shots in self-defense. Echeverria-Pena was transported to the hospital where he received treatment and was later booked into the Sarasota County jail. Detectives charged him with Burglary of a Conveyance with Battery. He was released Sunday on $15,000 bond.
Echeverria-Pena, DOB 10/12/92, of 108 Red Cedar Park, Rotonda West, has no prior arrests in Sarasota County.