Road rage fight with firefighter leaves Florida man dead


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – A road rage confrontation with a firefighter has left a man dead in South Florida.

Police in Coral Springs, Florida say Paul Peterman was found unconscious on a roadway Thursday.

The Sun Sentinel of South Florida ( ) reported that firefighter Joshua Tullis claims he was driving home from work when Peterman cut him off.

Tullis’ attorney, Erich Schwartzreich, says Peterman stopped his vehicle on the road’s side, and Tullis pulled over to get a closer look at him.

Schwartzreich says Peterman dove through the passenger side window of Tullis’ car and began attacking him.

Schwartreich says his client drove off to get away.

Police haven’t said how Peterman died but he had head injuries. Tullis hasn’t been charged and is cooperating with authorities. Peterman was active in the deaf community. 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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