Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-380

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 10, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Death Investigation

    Deputies respond to a shooting after an apparent road rage incident.
    • Wednesday
    • August 10, 2016
    • Time: 6:30 AM
    • Martin Luther King Boulevard


    Gary Lynn Durham
    DOB: 03/16/1976
    1901 Red Fox Lane
    Brandon, FL


    Robert Padgett
    Age 42
    Address Withheld  


    On August 10, 2016 at 6:30 am, HCSO deputies responded to a shooting on Martin Luther King Boulevard just east of Forbes Road that apparently was the end result of a road rage incident. When deputies arrived, they found Gary Lynn Durham deceased in the rode-way and Robert Padgett standing by at the scene.

    Homicide detectives responded to the scene and have processed the crime scene and conducted interviews. During the course of the investigation, what's known at this time is that Durham and Padgett were involved in a traffic road rage incident that ended up on Martin Luther King Boulevard and Forbes Road.

    During the incident, Durham and Padgett became involved in an altercation in the road way that ended with Padgett firing at least one round from a handgun that struck and killed Durham. Padgett began administering first aid for Durham and awaited for deputies to arrive. Padgett has been cooperative during the investigation.

    Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office responded to the scene and will assist in the investigation. There has been no charges filed and Padgett was released pending review of the case by the State's Attorney's Office.

    We are not releasing any further details at this time, the investigation continues.

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