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Homeland Security Agent Acquitted in Boca Road Rage Case

Angel Echevarria

Angel Echevarria

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Homeland Security agent who shot into an occupied vehicle following a road rage incident in September 2013 was acquitted Thursday by a Palm Beach County jury.

Angel Echevarria was charged with aggravated assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle, the Palm Beach Post reports. 

Police said Echevarria was cut off by a Toyota Camry and crashed as a result. When the former solider and special agent with Federal Protective Service honked his horn, “the driver and passenger of the red Toyota ‘flicked’ Echevarria off by making several threatening gun-like hand gestures, left the scene and turned into the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton,” Echevarria attorney Bruce Lehr wrote in court records.

Echevarria confronted the driver, Alla Juma, while carrying a .40-caliber handgun.

Jump tried to flee and nearly struck Echevarria and his wife, prompting the agent to fire one shot into the Toyota, missing Juma, his brother and Juma’s 3-year-old son.

“It is also undisputed that a subsequent search of the red Toyota revealed the following contraband: a loaded handgun located underneath the driver’s seat and a bag containing marijuana located in the trunk,” attorney Sherleen Mendez wrote in the Dec. 4, 2015 court filing.

Off-Duty ICE Agent Pulled Gun on Driver During Road-Rage Incident

ICE logoBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An ICE special agent pulled a gun on another driver during a road-rage incident in Virginia Beach, Va., on Wednesday, WKTR.com reports. 

The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. after the drivers exchanged words that may have included a verbal threat.

When both cars stopped, the ICE agent pulled out a gun, forcing the driver on the ground.

The agent was off duty at the time.

Police said neither driver wanted to press charges.

Off-Duty Homeland Security Agent Arrested For Shooting at Car During Road Rage Incident

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An off-duty Homeland Security agent is accused of shooting at a car with a 2-year-old child on it during a road-rage incident in Boca Raton, NBC Miami reports.

Police disclosed the Sept. 7 arrest on Thursday, saying Angel Echevarria, 40, claimed he pulled out the gun in an attempt to shoot out a tire after a Toyota struck him and his wife.

The officer at the scene indicated Echevarria did not have a justifiable reason to discharge his gun, NBC reported.

Inside the other car were Alla Juma, 27, Mahde Juma, 18, and a 2-year-old child.