Sarasota man charged in road rage shooting

Christian Gunter, Sarasota County Sheriff's Office photo

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A 22-year-old Sarasota man is charged with shooting another driver after a road rage incident Monday night. Christian Gunter was driving a motorcycle south on US 41, south of Bee Ridge Road, when he became involved in a confrontation with a 59-year-old man, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said.

The 59-year-old was driving a Ford Taurus. The two men pulled over and engaged in a physical fight, deputies said. Gunter shot the victim around 6:15 p.m., deputies added.

The victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

Gunter is charged with aggravated battery with a firearm. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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