Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 13-442

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 12, 2013
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Road Rage Shooting

    Suspect arrested in road rage shooting.
    • Thursday
    • November 7, 2013
    • Time: 3:20 PM
    • Balm Riverview Rd. and Rhodine Rd.


    James W. Gritzinger
    DOB: 11/03/91
    14305 Balm Boyette Rd.
    Riverview, FL

    James H. Reynolds Sr.
    DOB: 05/03/55
    10108 Cone Grove Rd.
    Riverview, FL


    James H. Reynolds Jr.
    DOB: 11/08/89
    1008 N. Nancy Terrace
    Plant City, FL

    Charges: Shooting into Occupied Vehicle


    On November 7, 2013 at approximately 3:20 p.m., a road rage incident occurred between James Gritzinger and James Reynolds Sr. while traveling south on Hwy 301 approaching Rhodine Road. Reynolds Sr. called his son, James Reynolds Jr., and advised him of the situation and that their direction of travel was east on Rhodine Road. Approximately one mile east of Hwy 301, Gritzinger and Reynolds Sr. exited their vehicles and engaged in a physical altercation on the side of Rhodine Road. Gritzinger then got back into his vehicle and continued east towards the intersection of Balm Riverview Road and Rhodine Road. Reynolds Jr. was there waiting for him, standing on the southwest corner of the intersection. As Gritzinger came to a stop at the stop sign, Reynolds Jr. opened fire with a laser sight equipped pistol, striking the front passenger side door three times and the passenger side of the windshield once. Gritzinger sped off and was not injured. An arrest warrant was obtained for James Reynolds Jr. A short time ago, the suspect and his attorney met with detectives at the Orient Road Jail where he was taken into custody.
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