A retired U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration special agent and firearms instructor is facing criminal charges after police in Boynton Beach alleged that he shot and wounded another man in an apparent road-rage encounter this week.
Investigators arrested Bradley Sosnowsky, 55, early Thursday on charges of aggravated battery with a firearm and of discharging a firearm from a vehicle.
Sosnowsky told investigators he fired in self-defense as the other driver approached his vehicle while their cars were stopped at a red light on westbound Boynton Beach Boulevard, near North Congress Avenue.
However, video evidence contradicted his claim, showing that the other driver did not make any threats and did not have any weapons, police said.
The victim, a 67-year-old man from Boynton Beach, remained hospitalized and in critical condition Thursday, a police spokeswoman said. He was shot in his upper left chest, according to the arrest report, which referred to the altercation as a “road rage” incident.
According to the arrest report, Sosnowsky called 911 and told police he shot the other driver when the man approached his car with clenched fists. Police reviewed video from the dashboard camera in Sosnowsky’s Nissan Pathfinder as well as surveillance video from a red light camera and a convenience store.
The red-light and convenience-store camera footage showed the other driver approaching Sosnowsky’s vehicle, the report said. However, it did not appear that the man made any threats, police said.
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