Man arrested after firing at a vehicle in Poinciana

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  • Brian D. Nixon
    Brian D. Nixon

Deputies arrested a man on Tuesday after he shot at another vehicle in Poinciana during a road rage incident.

Brian D. Nixon, 25, was charged with shooting into an occupied conveyance, aggravated assault and discharging a firearm in public.

At 6:58 p.m., the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting in the area of San Lorenzo Road and San Benito Way in Poinciana.

According to a Sheriff’s Office report, the victim was driving in the area of Cypress Parkway when a red Jeep cut him off.

The Jeep then pulled along side his vehicle and the victim believed one of the passengers was possibly armed with a weapon. So, the victim steered into the Publix parking lot in an attempt to get away from the Jeep, however the Jeep continued to follow them. The victim made several attempts to evade the Jeep, but once in the area of San Lorenzon Road and San Benito Way, the Jeep cut the victim off as he was trying to complete a U-turn.

It was then that a passenger from the Jeep fired a gun that struck the rear window of the victim’s vehicle.

A description of the Jeep was broadcasted for deputies in the area, which was located by deputies in the Publix parking lot on Cypress Parkway. Nixon did cooperate during the investigation and was arrested and transported to the Osceola County Jail with no bond. A firearm was recovered from the suspect’s vehicle.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office at 407-348-2222 or Crimeline at 1-800-423-8477, where information leading to a felony arrest may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.