Road rage leads to shooting

Published 4:26 pm Wednesday, December 7, 2011

An Atmore man is in jail in Pensacola after shooting a man on Century Boulevard.

Willie Floyd, 55, was taken into custody by the Escambia County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Department Tuesday after firing two shots at Deririck Medlock following a traffic dispute.


According to a Sheriff’s Department release Medlock was traveling on Century Boulevard when he was cut off by Floyd. Medlock then honked his horn at Floyd’s vehicle and pulled into a gas station. Floyd also stopped at the station and began to yell at Medlock. After Medlock ignored his yelling, Floyd returned to his vehicle, retrieved a shotgun and fired two shots at Medlock, striking him in the leg.

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Medlock’s injuries are not life threatening and Floyd was booked into the Escambia County Jail in Pensacola. He faces charges of aggravated battery, discharging a firearm in public and criminal mischief. Floyd is currently being held under $13,000 bond.