No charges in deadly road rage shooting in Manatee County

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office will not charge a man who fatally shot another driver during a road rage incident on Saturday.

Deputies said the shooting happened at U.S. 301 and Buckeye Road on Saturday afternoon.

Investigators said the incident began when one car that was traveling eastbound started swerving in the road, running a westbound car off the road.

The driver of the swerving car pulled over and the other vehicle circled back around to get the license plate number, when an argument ensued.

The man got out of his vehicle and leaned into the other driver's window. Deputies said the driver told him to back away and pointed his gun at him.

That's when the man brandished his own weapon and pointed it at the driver, who then told deputies he opened fire in self-defense, killing the man.

“After he fired the shots, he pulled off the roadway, he called 911 immediately," Sheriff Rick Wells told FOX 13. "He let 911 dispatchers know that he had just shot someone in a road rage incident."

Investigators believe the shooting was a case of self-defense and no charges will be filed. The Sheriff's Office will not release the names of the deceased driver or the man who shot him, citing Marsy's Law.