John Kuczwanski killed in Tallahassee road rage incident

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Kuczwanski was arrested for a separate road rage incident at the same intersection in 2014.

John Kuczwanski, the Legislative Affairs Director for the State Board of Administration, was killed in a shootout triggered by a road rage incident in north Tallahassee.

The Leon County Sheriff’s Office took one person into custody after the Jan. 6 incident, however that person has since been released and no charges have been filed, according to a LCSO news release.

The office issued an initial statement reporting a fatal shooting that occurred last Thursday, shortly after 5 p.m., near the intersection of Bannerman Road and Thomasville Road, following an altercation between two drivers. Thursday’s release confirmed Kuczwanski was killed in the incident.

The investigation into what occurred is still ongoing.

There are conflicting reports about what happened, though it appears events escalated to fatal violence following a traffic incident.

Sources familiar with details of the investigation told Florida Politics that Kuczwanski  caused the auto accident that began the chain of events, and that he began the shootout that led to his own death.

The sources said the incident began after Kuczwanski’s BMW drifted out of its lane while heading north on Thomasville Road. That’s when the BMW hit a white Prius.

Both cars pulled into a parking lot. The driver of the Prius confronted Kuczwanski about hitting him, the sources said. The Prius’ driver then returned to his car to wait for law enforcement’s arrival after confronting Kuczwanski. That is when, according to Florida Politics’ sources, Kuczwanski rammed his BMW into the Prius on the driver’s door, and began pushing the car sideways in the parking lot.

Kuczwanski then shot a gun at the white Prius, according to the sources. The Prius driver drew a gun and fired back into the windshield of Kuczwanski’s BMW. Kuczwanski was hit and killed, according to the sources.

The driver of the Prius then exited their vehicle on the passenger side and took cover not knowing if Kuczwanski was about to fire back.

However, Kuczwanski’s wife, Rebekah Kuczwanski, said in a Twitter thread that her husband was a victim while confirming he lost his life. She claimed that he was trapped and “assassinated” and was trying to escape the person shooting at him.

Those comments were made on a thread, posted by Florida Politics publisher Peter Schorsch, announcing Kuczwanski’s death.

“He was on his way home early to pick us up for a farewell dinner for our daughter,” she wrote. “He called to say he was on his way to beat traffic. He was excited for dinner and to see us. He told us he loved us then never came home.”

She added that his family deserves time to heal and privacy.

“Our whole lives are shattered. The children and I, his friends and family, so many who adored this wonderful, kind, loving man who would do anything for anyone. We are all devastated. The whole world lost a great man!” she wrote.

The incident took place less than two miles away from Kuczwanski’s home. He leaves behind his wife, and two children.

Dennis MacKee, speaking on behalf of the State Board of Administration, said he could not confirm that Kuczwanski was the person killed in the road rage incident, but confirmed that he died Thursday, according to the Tallahassee Democrat.

“He was a quiet fellow,” MacKee said. “Everything in his world was about his family.”

Previously, Kuczwanski pleaded no contest to assault and disorderly conduct charges in 2014 related to a separate road rage incident at the same intersection, as first reported by Tallahassee Reports.

According to the probable cause affidavit for that case, deputies were dispatched after a driver called to report that another driver had “pointed a small, black in color handgun with a mounted laser at him while stopped next to him at the intersection of Thomasville Road and Bannerman Road.”

Law enforcement found Kuczwanski still inside the vehicle matching the description from the caller when they responded to that 2014 incident. A deputy verified that Kuczwanski had a weapon matching the caller’s description and arrested him on the scene. He was later sentenced to probation, which was completed in 2018.

Kuczwanski, 52, graduated from Florida State University in 1992 with a degree in political science. His career in Tallahassee included working as former Sen. Debby Sanderson’s chief of staff, communications director of the Department of Management Services, and more than 11 years with the State Board of Administration.

The final tweet on his Twitter account, an announcement that he had entered an online raffle for a firearm worth $5,000, was posted on Dec. 9, 2021.

Tristan Wood

Tristan Wood graduated from the University of Florida in 2021 with a degree in Journalism. A South Florida native, he has a passion for political and accountability reporting. He previously reported for Fresh Take Florida, a news service that covers the Florida Legislature and state political stories operating out of UF’s College of Journalism and Communications. You can reach Tristan at [email protected], or on Twitter @TristanDWood


  • Alex

    January 10, 2022 at 2:35 pm


    I feel sorry for his kids.

    Conservatives, guns, and anger.


    • Mike

      January 10, 2022 at 9:00 pm

      You mentioned guns, but failed to mention cars as well since they are also inanimate objects. Also, your comment on conservatives was a little one sided as well. From your statement I would assume you think progressive never make mistakes?

      • James

        January 11, 2022 at 9:43 am

        That wasn’t a mistake. The guy has a history of dangerous driving and brandishing. He got what was coming. Ram my car and push me across a parking lot and see what happens.

        • Mike

          January 11, 2022 at 11:12 am

          Websters dictionary defines “mistake” as a wrong action or statement proceeding from faulty judgment, inadequate knowledge, or inattention.

          So yes it was a mistake, and a deadly one at that.

          Also, as a gun toting 2A loving Florida resident I would have gassed him too.

          • Fuck you

            January 13, 2022 at 1:52 am

            You’ll get blown away too then, fucking dumb Florida trash deserved it as will you

          • David Darwin

            January 13, 2022 at 2:19 am

            What about the rest of the Bill of Rights? They are the reason for the 2nd after all-

          • Simon

            January 13, 2022 at 9:29 am

            Dumbistan at its dumbest

          • Bob Loblaw

            January 13, 2022 at 3:05 pm

            Road rage isn’t a mistake it’s a violent outburst by someone who lacks self control. These things are endemic to conservatives in America.(that means they are usually like that, I know them big words be hard)

            The fact that they all also live in a constant state of extreme fear and thus all carry guns around, so now the libs are arming up too. Oh and the funny thing about rage is it makes your aim poor.

            Oh and in regards to the car comment, yes we agree people who confirm through crimes like this guy that they cannot be trusted with guns should also have their driving privileges removed. If he hadn’t been driving he’d still be alive.

        • Mike

          January 11, 2022 at 11:56 am

          Websters dictionary defines “mistake” as a wrong action or statement proceeding from faulty judgment, inadequate knowledge, or inattention, but that is beside the point.

          So it was a mistake, and a terrible mistake at that.

          • JD Dacus

            January 12, 2022 at 12:41 pm

            Much better the second time!

          • Dennis p McEwen

            January 15, 2022 at 1:14 pm

            And the “Mistaker” was shot to death.

            Cool how everything worked out, right?

            This guy was a huge asshole, his family is better off. Same with the state of Florida, and humanity in general. We all win when scumbags like this go and get themselves shot to death.

            Thanks for recognizing that, as any decent human would.

            Good Day!

          • Ron

            January 17, 2022 at 7:38 pm

            LOL Webster’s Dictionary? Oh brother. You’re dumb, Mike.

          • RM

            January 17, 2022 at 10:16 pm

            damn man chill with the websters definitions nobody cares

        • Mike

          January 11, 2022 at 12:08 pm

          Websters dictionary defines “mistake” as a wrong action or statement proceeding from faulty judgment, inadequate knowledge, or inattention.

          So it was a mistake, and a terrible mistake at that.

          • JD Dacus

            January 12, 2022 at 12:42 pm

            Well … now you are just gilding the lily~

        • Barbara

          January 11, 2022 at 8:11 pm

          Yes, a guy with a history of bullying with impunity died in a classic example of F— Around And Find Out.

          • April Kurtz

            January 12, 2022 at 9:16 pm

            That wasn’t a mistake, guy. That was an on purpose. He got hoisted on his own petard. Act like a jerk, threaten someone with your car and then shoot at them first?

            Looks like the other driver was acting within the laws of the GunshineState. Like the other person said below: Conservatives, Poutrage, and guns. Looks like it backfired on him. The world is a better place.

          • Gonzo Acres ltd

            January 19, 2022 at 4:40 am

            I mean no one else thinks its a little strange.. A man, driving a prius, carrying a loaded gun, and having the arms training to successfully defend himself against a quiet family man on his way home for dinner and red blooded gun-toting white American conservative… its pretty obvious the killer here isn’t a “Real” Liberal, Prius owners don’t carry guns. it would violate their commie beliefs.. this man must have been a “paid actor” hired by liberals working for the international sex traffickers’, selling 5g, and vaccines, to the world since the liberals knew how much of threat the guy in the BMW was to their lib-tard commie objectives. Liberals, knew it was essential to assassinate this national treasure of a politician and public servant.

            I know this is on a computer screen so there are no lines, but imagine there are lines.. then imagine what’s between them.

        • Jacinta Quijana

          January 12, 2022 at 9:16 pm

          Witnesses have stated the BMW driver shot at the Prius as well. From the reports I’ve seen the drive of the Prius only returned fire. He didn’t start the stupid shoot out, he merely finished it. If true, obviously self defense

        • Carolyn

          January 12, 2022 at 9:59 pm

          I’m with you. Asshole had what was coming to him! Big men with guns! Live by the gun die by the gun!

          • PatekPhil

            January 13, 2022 at 3:15 am

            Correction: Small men with big guns.

        • Godzilla

          January 13, 2022 at 10:34 pm


        • Willie crash

          January 15, 2022 at 8:10 am

          Not a mistake, it was a violent crime. Imagine this doofus’s surprise when he encountered a armed citizen in a Prius. Good guy with a gun in the right place at the right time lol

      • KZ

        January 12, 2022 at 10:06 am

        Guns have only one actual purpose. That is to turn living things into dead things. Although a car can be used for this purpose that is not what it is designed for.

      • Martin W Walker

        January 12, 2022 at 10:11 am

        What was a car designed for?

        What was a gun designed for?

        Nice try to make out they’re the same inanimate object lol You Americans and your obsession with everyone having guns, no matter how unstable or mentally ill they are.

        • Pho

          January 12, 2022 at 3:04 pm

          Gun was designed to shoot paper targets. Hundreds of millions of guns in the U.S. and that is what they primarily shoot.

          Just as many people die from guns as with cars. However if suicides are ruled out, more than twice as many people die because of cars than guns.

          Note that the driver of the Prius had a gun and killed Kuczwanski with it. In other words, the Prius driver protected themselves with a gun from someone who was trying to harm them.

          • Eileen

            January 12, 2022 at 6:31 pm

            “designed to shoot paper targets” AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I’m sure that is what the Winchesters were thinking when they made their first gun.

          • Ellen Peyton

            January 12, 2022 at 6:35 pm

            “designed to shoot paper targets” AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA I’m sure that is what the Winchesters were thinking when they made their first gun.

          • David Darwin

            January 13, 2022 at 2:21 am

            You had to know that your paper targets thing was absolute BS.

          • Jimmy

            January 13, 2022 at 12:05 pm

            “Designed to shoot paper targets” might be the dumbest statement that the internet has ever produced. Be honest – didn’t you feel at least A LITTLE silly typing that?

          • Muggle Number 1

            January 13, 2022 at 12:06 pm

            Right, the Second Amendment says, “In order to form a well-regulated paper target competition, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

          • Mike

            January 13, 2022 at 1:36 pm

            And if neither had a gun 2 kids would still have a dad right now.

          • Don Truth

            January 14, 2022 at 4:31 am

            Why do gun advocates always want to throw out suicide as one of the most predominant elements of gun violence? That is exactly the dismissive attitude toward the sanctity of life that makes cons arguments against women’s reproductive rights so hypocritical.

          • Jack

            January 14, 2022 at 5:08 pm

            I guess he should have stuck with paper targets – they don’t shoot back.

          • Willy crash

            January 15, 2022 at 8:16 am

            Most of those paper targets are in the form of a human torso with high score corresponding with center mass. Nice try charlie

          • Barry T Reinitz

            January 15, 2022 at 12:32 pm

            You MUST be joking. Guns were designed hundreds of years ago to kill an enemy or shoot something for food NOT paper. Idiotic comment. Just stupid comment

          • Bill G

            January 15, 2022 at 8:59 pm

            You can’t rule out suicides. Those are deaths by guns.

          • Cuban Lou

            January 17, 2022 at 7:40 pm

            False. Guns were designed to kill people, from the earliest days of firearms, the technology has almost always been driven by military applications. . Not paper targets. That’s dumb AF, my dude.

        • Kathy king

          January 12, 2022 at 4:56 pm

          I agree except it’s not all of us just the morons..

        • FAFO

          January 12, 2022 at 5:08 pm


          • Jill Cooke

            January 12, 2022 at 9:44 pm

            -and put them in government-

          • Amaan Normil

            January 13, 2022 at 1:34 pm

            Sell them guns. Sell them. Captialism is alive and well.

        • Kristin Young

          January 12, 2022 at 6:42 pm

          Not all of us have that same love of guns. Many of us want them gone. It’s mostly republicans who have a passion and love affair with guns. Please, don’t lump us all in the same basket.

        • L.T.

          January 12, 2022 at 7:08 pm

          Only 32 percent of Americans own guns but they are the loudest, most obnoxious Americans. They hold the rest of us hostage. It’s sick.

          • John

            January 13, 2022 at 11:04 am

            Blue America is waiting for you gun nuts to secede. Hurry up about it.

          • Steve S.

            January 13, 2022 at 6:46 pm

            I’m sure the chap in the Prius was glad he owned one.

          • godzilla

            January 13, 2022 at 10:41 pm

            Only if you want them to hold you hostage, don’t kid yourself the left knows how to use guns too, AND our grammar is better!!!

          • Shaisha

            January 17, 2022 at 12:10 pm


      • David Brown

        January 12, 2022 at 10:15 am

        Mistake you say, ramming someone’s car and then shooting at them is hardly a mistake. Sounds like he got exactly what he deserved.

        • Highpockets

          January 12, 2022 at 5:49 pm

          Interesting we heard the wife’s version but what about the other person(s) view of the incident. Are the poor replicans always the “wronged” party?

          • Kristin Young

            January 12, 2022 at 6:44 pm

            They think so! How does his wife know what happened? She wasn’t even there! If he is such a wonderful man, why does he have a history of aggression?

      • Josh

        January 12, 2022 at 1:50 pm

        Hmmm… Cars are inanimate objects… One may beg to differ with ya one that one, bud.

      • Preston

        January 12, 2022 at 1:54 pm

        A. Neither his car nor his killers car were what got this jag off killed. It was guns.
        B. Find me a progressive politician who has made a similar mistake.
        C. I suspect that his kids are going to be sleeping like babies now that one less rage fueled psycho is living under their roof.

        • Scott McCarty

          January 12, 2022 at 2:21 pm

          Liberals and progressives own guns, too. We just don’t worship them, and we don’t think everyone should have one, (or more.) A lot of people who own guns should not be allowed anywhere near one.

          • S. Mitchell

            January 12, 2022 at 8:12 pm

            You are correct. Conservatives ASSume that liberals hate/fear/dislike guns. I guess this bozo found out the hard way that a Prius driver might not be a snowflake, too.

          • April Kurtz

            January 12, 2022 at 9:20 pm

            Yes we do own guns. Some of us go to the range at least once a week, even! It would be a very bad mistake to think otherwise.

          • Cthulhu

            January 13, 2022 at 8:52 am

            That’s why the gun fetishists (and that’s what guns are to them, magical fetishes) are so up in arms (sorry) ove the idea of mental health testing for being allowed to carry or buy a firearm. Because they know full well that they’re exactly the kinds of people who SHOULDN’T be allowed to have guns.

            And I say this as a two service veteran and LEO.

            This schmuck? Hyper aggressive a**hole who has gotten away with it his whole life, until Karma found him. He figured someone in Prius was a cake eating liberal wussy, and went postal on them. And caught a bullet for it. Good riddance.

        • Pho

          January 12, 2022 at 3:11 pm

          Inanimate objects don’t typically kill people. In this case, the Prius driver protected themselves using a gun.

          Do you want the giant list of progressive politicians who’ve committed road rage, drunk driving (most common), or have shot someone? The list is long, not sure I can post the whole thing here.

          • Leah Ma

            January 12, 2022 at 3:26 pm

            We don’t believe a word you say. You’re making things up.

          • Frank Wolkenberg

            January 12, 2022 at 7:05 pm


          • David Darwin

            January 13, 2022 at 2:24 am

            Sure- post it. I don’t think you have much of a list though.

          • m0psy

            January 14, 2022 at 11:03 pm

            Yes. I want you to post this “giant list of progressive politicians who’ve committed road rage, drunk driving, or have shot someone”.

            Call me crazy, but for some reason, I don’t think you’ll respond.

        • godzilla

          January 13, 2022 at 11:04 pm

          How did this clown get elected to anything?!!?? What has the state of Florida become? And how does a deplorable such as this get so far in state politics? The good people of Florida have to answer these questions…..

          • Shaisha

            January 17, 2022 at 1:40 pm

            Sadly, Florida has become a state run by non-Floridians. Actual Floridians just want peace, quiet & our old beautiful Florida back. Ppl from NY, NJ who retired here for low taxes, leave! Take NYer trump & his cheesy 10kt gold plated lifestyle & his grifters w you & go back up north to shovel snow.
            The natural Florida ppl came here for & immediately began to destroy was the product of DEMOCRATS. Over the course of FLs elected Govs, we’ve had 34 DEMS, 4 Others & just 8 Reps. Most reps were 21st century scum like scott & desantis. They made Florida the butt of many jokes & desantis is literally killing us. We have our guns, always have, always will, but they’re for protection (from paper targets, LOL); we don’t think of them as sex objects like ammosexual REPS do. Snowbirds, who have no children so don’t care about funding for schools, who are too old to worry about the future of our roads, bridges & environment, are just selfish old coots. They need to GO & let us have Florida back. rick scott, ron desantis, JEB! & other money hungry cheats elected by ppl from up north who came here to live out their days in retirement Villages make TERRIBLE neighbors. They’re crotchety “get off my lawn” types who care only about low taxes, cheap early bird buffets & plentiful generic Viagra. They’re why we can’t have nice things anymore, & have ruined the nice things we did have.

        • ATM

          January 15, 2022 at 9:38 am

          B. Find me a progressive politician who has made a similar mistake
          Kellie Lynn Collins
          Teddy Kennedy
          D. C. Stephenson KKK and Democrat, but aren’t they all?
          Byron Looper
          Josef Stalin
          Adolph Hitler
          Pol Pot
          Mao Tse Tung……

          • Brain Dewasher

            January 16, 2022 at 11:32 pm

            Oh look, he proved he was clueless. Go figure. Maybe if he read a history book instead of just trusting his cultural programming, he wouldn’t look like such a brain dead waste of air right now

      • George Arnold

        January 12, 2022 at 2:20 pm

        Progressives don’t carry guns and shoot people. Wise up. You right-wingers can’t defend your unholy love for pistols.

        • OzCop

          January 12, 2022 at 9:53 pm

          Have you ever checked to see how most killers vote? Democrat…look it up…

          • no

            January 13, 2022 at 1:54 am

            Have you ever not been a fucking inbred Florida retard? Kill yourself clown

          • David Darwin for the win

            January 13, 2022 at 2:25 am

            I did and your full of it.

      • Donna Houpt

        January 12, 2022 at 4:14 pm

        Well, a Progressive doesn’t carry a gun around unless they are on their way to the start of hunting season.
        While a Progressive might get angry after an accident; they would be on The phone w/an attorney or the Insurance Company.
        Our rage is not unfettered. We use our votes to protect us.

        • Let’s go Brandon

          January 12, 2022 at 9:02 pm

          No, a progressive would call a social worker to come mediate the situation, because they already defunded the police……idiots.

          • S Mitchell

            January 12, 2022 at 9:04 pm

            We all know that “Let’s Go Brandon” is really code for “My wife is my favorite cousin”.

          • "Trump's taint tastes great." -Republicans

            January 13, 2022 at 2:09 pm

            Ha! Ha! You sure do love the Faux News talking points.

      • MikeC

        January 12, 2022 at 5:08 pm

        Lolz – guy was driving a Prius. Nothing says Progressive like an underpowered hybrid. Gotta watch out tho, apparently that progressive was a better shot…

        • Cthulhu

          January 13, 2022 at 8:56 am

          We usually are. That’s because unlike the other side, we don’t consider going to the range and throwing a thousand or more rounds downrange in a spray and pray to be “training”.

      • Geoff

        January 12, 2022 at 8:00 pm

        I think the implication is that progressives usually don’t drive around with loaded weapons in their cars because they don’t assume everyone is a threat.

        • slomjh2

          January 13, 2022 at 9:24 am

          Except if you live in Wild West Florida where almost anyone can be a threat.

      • Florida Man

        January 12, 2022 at 8:33 pm

        Yes, absolutely, cars are a huge part of the problem too …

      • kim

        January 12, 2022 at 9:26 pm

        Well you’re right Mike. So let’s treat guns like we do cars. They must be licensed. The owner must prove proficiency before being issued that license. And they must be insured. You were right Mike, we should treat cars and guns exactly the same way.

        • John Shelton

          January 14, 2022 at 1:19 am

          👍🏻Brilliant! Your post is so correct on so many levels. Treating guns like cars would clean up so much of the madness.

      • Al Ben

        January 12, 2022 at 9:31 pm

        I heard cars. Nobody shot inve off..

      • Matt

        January 12, 2022 at 9:48 pm

        yeah, but this guy had previous road rage incidents on his record. If he wasn’t such a hothead, he’d still be alive. Period. And if they were also not allowed to carry guns like a bunch of neanderthals carrying big sticks trying to show how big their dicks are, he’d also be alive. And you are right, they both wielded cars like a weapon. However, if some guy came at me with a gun or a car and I had a chance to defend myself with my car, you bet he’d be roadkill.

      • Ralph Law

        January 12, 2022 at 10:57 pm

        Good point about conservatives as that should have been left out. An apparent fact is that a dangerous man went bonkers one too many times, and it hurt his family the most. For that I am saddened, and condolences to his family and friends. For him personally, it may be “good riddance” in that his lack of self control could easily have killed one or more.

      • Reynolds C Jones

        January 12, 2022 at 11:16 pm

        I’m sorry – did you just backhandedly suggest that ramming someone’s car repeatedly and then firing into it with a weapon were ok? That’s what it felt like you said. Does the Left make mistakes? Absolutely. Generally, does someone go into a rage Right OR Left and start repeatedly ramming the other guy’s car? No. Did the “Progressive” in this case start shooting? It appears not… So… why the gross overreaction?

      • Fuck you

        January 13, 2022 at 1:50 am

        lmao shut the fuck up redneck

      • Michelle Westlund

        January 13, 2022 at 2:44 am

        Oh ffs, the man was a menace with a history of road rage and threatening violence with guns.

      • R L

        January 13, 2022 at 9:51 am

        He lived by the gun and died by the gun

      • Carl

        January 13, 2022 at 11:03 am

        Wow, you call that a mistake?

      • Douglas MacMinn

        January 13, 2022 at 11:24 am

        Hey that’s some mighty weak bothsidesism, Mike, but nice try though.

      • Brian Gerard Buckley

        January 13, 2022 at 11:53 am

        Do you think that is what he meant? How about that conservatives by a HUGE margin, are the ones who more likely have Ammosexual Gun Fetishes. Prove me wrong. Progressives make plenty of mistakes.. just not shooting guns over a minor car incident and using a car as a ramming rod while all the time being a really bad shot….isn’t one of them.

        • Kevin

          January 16, 2022 at 12:09 pm

          It’s almost like conservatives are compensating for something by joining the ‘wave my gun around’ cult?

      • Sam

        January 13, 2022 at 12:39 pm

        I think the implication is that a progressive wouldn’t have had a gun, so the incident would have been far less likely to end with somebody getting killed

      • Derek

        January 13, 2022 at 4:06 pm

        You are a fool. Anyone who responds to a comment about guns leading to violence with “what about cars” is a complete and utter idiot.

      • Dirt Clan

        January 13, 2022 at 9:57 pm

        Pretty sure progressives don’t vote for gun culture cowardice to rule their state. To the outside world Florida is one big mental institution.

      • Jed Fribley

        January 14, 2022 at 8:50 am

        “They did it too”, the undying god-king of all lame excuses.

      • Anke

        January 14, 2022 at 1:30 pm

        Thats a lit of presumptiveness on your behalf.
        Im just wondering if your country had stricter gun controls or even, shick horror, banned guns altogether, if this altercation would of ended with both people still alive and perhaps just with bloody noses…who knows?

      • Charlie

        January 14, 2022 at 4:22 pm

        He also failed to mention your brain, which also seems to be an inanimate object.

      • Flyright

        January 14, 2022 at 9:31 pm

        Alex is a brain dead liberal.

      • Gnuorder

        January 15, 2022 at 1:47 am

        Webster definition of intentional: done by intention or design : INTENDED

      • Kevin

        January 16, 2022 at 11:40 am

        A firearm is a tool specifically designed to kill. There is no room for mistakes when handling guns and anyone who says otherwise is unfit to posses such a lethal tool. Republicans have been blocking common sense gun regulation (on par with cars) for decades and have oceans of blood on their hands.

      • Jessica

        January 16, 2022 at 12:29 pm

        Correction: Conservatives *are* mistakes

      • RufusMcBoofus

        January 17, 2022 at 7:37 pm

        LOL That’s the dumbest fukkin comment ever. DERP

    • Ihatejackasses

      January 11, 2022 at 9:15 am

      May you receive the same compassion in life that you give. You hate conservatives, but there is nothing more sad than a hateful liberal.

      • James

        January 11, 2022 at 9:44 am

        Conservatives and liberals are both the bane of our country. Stop the extremism and meet in the middle

        • Sven

          January 11, 2022 at 6:20 pm

          Thank you for an intelligent comment.

        • Sean Tyler

          January 12, 2022 at 12:18 pm

          The “Both Sides” lie is the biggest evil around. Meanwhile we have another Genocidal GOPer who got what he deserved.

          • Nick

            January 12, 2022 at 1:46 pm

            Genocidal? How does a road rage incident imply genocidal tendencies? Why is this being politicized? He is a human with emotions. He made an emotional decision that cost him his life. I seriously doubt his political affiliation was on either of their minds in the heat of the moment.

          • Kevin

            January 16, 2022 at 11:48 am

            We need to find a way to keep guns out of the hands of such emotional snowflakes! Wonder what his BAC was? Dude in the Prius appears to have been sober and had firearms training.

        • Terri

          January 12, 2022 at 1:17 pm

          Give me a break! What kind of moron statement is that? When’s the last time a liberal did anything like this? Look up the records pal. You’re going to find your lovely conservatives cause way more problems than all the liberal combined.
          This guy did what he needed to do to protect himself from someone who was assaulting him in a threatening manner. It’s the 2nd time for this clown and he got what he deserved. Enough of the BS that it’s all liberals when actual records prove otherwise. Florida. Covid center of the world – because of your great guy Rhonda Santis. Poor excuse of a human being if ever there was one.

          • Daniel

            January 12, 2022 at 7:43 pm

            Have you seen Portland in the last few years?

            Those liberals are so friendly, they’ll give you free bullets and smash your shop windows in.

        • Lacan Thesenuts

          January 15, 2022 at 12:09 am

          Was with you until the horseshoe theory part…makes the first point entirely incoherent from my understanding. Liberals ARE the “center”, personally I’d say toward the right, merely conservatives who inauthentically portray themselves as “tolerant” (see: Malcom X’s description of such) but are materially/ideologically aligned with the interests of the capitalist class and thus unconsciously (or dishonestly) inherently against the working class as this is a zero sum/antagonistic material relation/interest. I mean in Australia the liberal party is explicitly self-described as center-right, the core distinction being an assumed support of capitalism. Hell, Bernie’s entire platform were he in Germany is a standard Christian-democrat (conservative) platform…

          To illuminate what I’m saying more clearly maybe, as this class struggle is uncoincidentally visible throughout history, we can look to the birth of the modern left in the fervent working class radicalism of the sans-culottes, their idealism slowly falling out of favor with the bourgeoisie in the National Convention in the French revolution as their egalitarian project encroached on this middle-class material power, despite riding this momentum to overthrow the Ancien régime. This bourgeoisie is what describes and characterizes the modern liberal, this is the origin of their material interests ie their class, the “center” (bourgeoisie literally means middle class).

      • Dorothy

        January 12, 2022 at 10:11 am

        Republicans have a monopoly on hate. You are in love with an autocratic oligarch named Trump. When Trump was elected, it brought out all of the hateful old white men who have allowed their brains to be pickled with right wing hate.

        • OzCop

          January 12, 2022 at 9:59 pm

          You obviously lead a boring life, not to mention ill informed life. Monopoly on hate? I suppose that was a bunch of republicans burning and looting cities over the past couple of years, killing and injuring many. BLM, Antifa, and similar groups all identify with the democrats, and are funded by those who identify and vote as democrats. Take your ignorance to a different page…

          • Sean Tyler

            January 14, 2022 at 7:30 am

            Of course none of those “groups” are actual organizations. Unlike the OathBreakers arrested yesterday for sedition.

            Ooops! Another stupid Genocidal GOPer who has no clue.

        • Brian Gerard Buckley

          January 13, 2022 at 11:55 am

          Stop on Dorothy…;-)

      • Wynter

        January 12, 2022 at 1:34 pm

        The conservative party has been the party of hate. Against anyone of color, female, liberal, LGBTQ or non-Christian. And you seem to think that it’s just a misnomer to apply it to them? I think what is sad is how mentally impaired you are.

        • Leah Ma

          January 12, 2022 at 3:28 pm

          So true!

      • Wynter

        January 12, 2022 at 1:41 pm

        You said, “May you receive the same compassion in life that you give.”
        That easily applies to this conservative. Karma finally caught up to him. Doing good things for people in need, regardless of their party affiliation, gender, color or social standing is compassion for your fellow human being.
        This guy had no such compassion. He sought out to threaten an individual on at least two such occasions and did not learn his lesson.

        Giving compassion to someone that is harming you and others is being an enabler. It encourages their hateful behavior.

      • Preston

        January 12, 2022 at 1:56 pm

        Hateful liberals make you sad?
        Well, hateful conservatives make people dead.
        I think I prefer sad.

        • Anonymous

          January 12, 2022 at 10:01 pm

          well said sir

      • S. Mitchell

        January 12, 2022 at 8:14 pm

        and nothing more stupid than a conservative who assumes that a guy driving a Prius is too wussy to be carrying.

      • April Kurtz

        January 12, 2022 at 9:24 pm

        When a group of people deserve and practically beg to be hated, I happily oblige them.

      • Reynolds C Jones

        January 12, 2022 at 11:18 pm

        There is nothing sadder than a hateful PERSON. PERSON. Trust me.

      • Kilkee

        January 13, 2022 at 12:44 am

        Says the guy literally with “hate” in his name.

      • David Darwin FTW

        January 13, 2022 at 2:28 am

        The phony “conservatives” are a hateful bunch. Real conservatives died off a few years ago.

      • Flyright

        January 14, 2022 at 9:33 pm

        You are incorrect. There is nothing more sad than a liberal.

    • Donald stevens

      January 11, 2022 at 2:55 pm

      Dumbass it’s not just conservatives with the guns and shooting,they’re just the main ones smart enough to fight to keep their guns..look what’s happening to Australia after they gave up their guns also FJB

      • Erin Sockey

        January 12, 2022 at 9:32 am

        FDT for trying to stop the certification of the election he lost. Also F those who are against common sense gun control (does not mean taking away guns from law abiding citizens). Now a bad guy carrying an assault rifle can walk into a Walmart in El Paso without raising eyebrows until he starts shooting.

        • Howie Land

          January 12, 2022 at 12:50 pm

          AND with common sense gun laws, a man with such anger issues (Kuczwanski) would have had his privilege of owning a gun rescinded after his previous incident of road rage and brandishing. He would still be alive – unless he figured out another way of dangerously asserting his manliness.

          Oh well, award him a Darwin and continue your lives.

          • TJ Breeze

            January 12, 2022 at 6:34 pm

            Well he did ram the Prius driver door with his big beemer in an attempt to harm the other driver who was in the car waiting for LE. That was potentially deadly as well.

      • Michael Bidmead

        January 12, 2022 at 10:06 am

        Look at what’s happening in Australia? No shootings is what’s happening mate. Goofball. I live here. Don’t even try it.

        • Linda Baker

          January 12, 2022 at 7:37 pm

          Thanks for pointing that out. Just what is happening in Australia? People going about their business without the aid of firearms. Oh, the horror!

        • Judy Carrot

          January 13, 2022 at 3:39 pm

          um, isn’t it illegal to own a gun in Australia? Hasn’t “self-defense” been deemed an unnecessary reason to own a firearm in Australia? Isn’t the government sending people WITH GUNS out in Australian cities checking for vaccine passports and denying its citizens from being allowed to shop or be in public without showing papers?

          • RayneOfSalt

            January 14, 2022 at 7:15 am

            No, it’s not. I’m Australian and I own 4. It’s illegal to own one without a proper license and correct storage (because we don’t fetishise them like America does), and certain types of guns are banned (automatic and semi-automatic). No, “self-defense” has not been deemed an unneccessary reason to own a gun, because we don’t need a reason to own one. We just to pass the police checks and licensing requirements. We also don’t spend our time fantasising about people breaking into our homes so we can kill them.

            And no, “the government” is absolutely bloody not “sending people with guns” into our cities checking for “vaccine passports” or denying our people from going shopping or being in public without “showing papers”. That’s absolute nonsense.

            Do you have any idea how big Australia is? How many cities we have? What do you think we have for government – one ruling body that can do whatever it wants? We don’t. We have many different layers of government at federal, state, city and municipal levels. Btw, our current FEDERAL government is made up of trump-loving conservatives who regularly spout vaccine and covid misinformation. Like they’d be doing any of what you’re suggesting? Please, stop believing the garbage you hear on fox news or read on facebook. It’s harming your mental health, and you don’t have the universal healthcare to look after it.

      • Nunya

        January 12, 2022 at 10:46 am

        Spoken like a filthy Trump terrorist.

      • zi

        January 12, 2022 at 2:48 pm

        There are more guns per capita in oz than before the laws regarding the types of guns were changed in Oz. Automatic weapons a not wildly owned anymore. One can still have an automatic weapon but it can only be kept and used at a shooting range. So one can still have a gun for self defense. In addition the poor soul who died would have served time after the first incident. The information re guns in oz is readily available,

      • Reynolds C Jones

        January 12, 2022 at 11:18 pm

        I’m an armed Liberal. How does that make you feel?

      • David Darwin for the win

        January 13, 2022 at 2:29 am

        That’s truly funny. Give the phone back to mom and sit down.

      • Dubliner

        January 13, 2022 at 6:41 am


      • Todd Taliaferro

        January 13, 2022 at 7:56 pm

        You mean how Australia doesn’t have almost daily mass shooting incidents and gun violence isn’t a constant fear? Or are you referring to the fact that Australian school children do not have shooter drills so they know what to do when a gunman starts killing students?

        Is that what you mean? Because I’d love it if we passed some similar gun legislation in this country.

      • Bettyn Adams

        January 14, 2022 at 2:35 pm

        When and how many mass murders have they since? We seem to have them on a weekly basis.

    • Terrance J Stodolka

      January 12, 2022 at 5:10 pm

      Yup! Tots and pears for him…

    • Michael

      January 12, 2022 at 7:06 pm

      Really? That gun killed him as the “human stood by and watched? I sure as hell hope you have a vasectomy and do not reproduce. This idiot rammed the Prius with his car, and he paid the price. I will pay for your vasectomy by the way, just to make sure we stop the further production of your idiotic type. Then again, are you even smart enough to reproduce in the first place?

      • David Darwin FTW

        January 13, 2022 at 2:33 am

        Are you a trumpanzee? I think so.

    • Dan Martin

      January 12, 2022 at 8:08 pm

      Why do you feel sorry for his kids. He probably pointed his gun at them too… he pointed and fired at the wrong person this time.

    • Douglas MacMinn

      January 13, 2022 at 11:30 am

      As I tweeted elsewhere…to inbred wife: “Um……..You weren’t there, so, to claim that your monolithic, worthless ass-goblin of a hubbie was “entrapped and assassinated” after he t-boned and then plowed into said car prrrrrrrrrobably makes you look like a NAKEDLY LYING subhuman POS.
      Spits and jeers

    • Dave Rubin

      January 13, 2022 at 1:29 pm

      Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. This idiot won a first class trip to hell.
      Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Republican. Assholes like this don’t deserve to own guns and he should have been stripped of his 2nd amendment rights the first time he brandished his gun.

      Just for reference, I’m a staunch Trump supporter, Republican, conservative gun-owner.

    • ben

      January 13, 2022 at 2:30 pm

      Never feel sorry for the kids of Conservatives. Most of them are going to turn out just like their asshole parents.Look at Trump’s evil spawn.

    • Robert J Mosurinjohn

      January 13, 2022 at 4:48 pm

      More than anger .. empowered psychopath syndrome .. can’t accept his humanity.

    • Sniffit

      January 13, 2022 at 5:23 pm

      No kidding, what a crappy way to lose the genetic lottery.

    • sean

      January 13, 2022 at 7:37 pm

      Hate to break it to you but liberals kill FAR more than conservatives. It’s not even close.

    • Rightside

      January 14, 2022 at 8:55 pm


    • Letsgo Brandon

      January 16, 2022 at 2:35 am

      At least his family isn’t encouraging burning down the whole town, and looting every dollar and shoe store

    • MutherRudd

      January 16, 2022 at 10:23 am

      A crazy POS just exited their lives they are probably better off, but then again mom isn’t a bright bulb either.
      She is risking a lawsuit for slandering the victim who had to shoot her lunatic husband just to survive.

    • SAL

      January 16, 2022 at 11:28 am

      I don’t feel sorry for him or his family at all. Not one iota of sympathy. He got what he deserved fully.

    • Sal

      January 16, 2022 at 11:29 am

      I don’t feel sorry for him or his brood at all. Deserved it fully.

  • Florida Citizen

    January 10, 2022 at 3:47 pm

    Excellent, unbiased and timely reporting Tristan, thank you. Lots of bad things continue to happen in this town, especially, the sheltered NE suburbs home to SBA employees. Condolences to the family at this time.

  • Christian

    January 10, 2022 at 7:58 pm

    It was self defense the politician was clearly into the wrong

  • just sayin

    January 11, 2022 at 8:38 am

    The most shocking thing about this article is that a Prius driver was packing heat.

    • Justme

      January 11, 2022 at 1:00 pm

      I was thinking the same thing…but it Florida

    • Donald stevens

      January 11, 2022 at 2:56 pm

      Dumbass it’s not just conservatives with the guns and shooting,they’re just the main ones smart enough to fight to keep their guns..look what’s happening to Australia after they gave up their guns also FJB

      • Mark Samson

        January 12, 2022 at 11:16 am

        Exactly WHAT is happening in Australia. An extreme lack of shootings?

      • Terrance Stodolka

        January 12, 2022 at 5:12 pm

        Don’t see this shit in Australia… Just the f-ing nuts here!

        • sean

          January 13, 2022 at 7:38 pm

          Yeah instead you see military roaming the streets to look for people to throw into concentration camps.

          • Todd Taliaferro

            January 13, 2022 at 7:59 pm

            WTF are you even talking about? Has your nurse been by to check your meds yet?

    • Douglas William Haller

      January 11, 2022 at 9:41 pm

      And I thought I was alone…

    • Reynolds C Jones

      January 12, 2022 at 11:19 pm

      Thank you for demonstrating so clearly the fallacy so many fall into. Kind thoughts to you.

    • ben

      January 13, 2022 at 2:31 pm

      You must be one of those morons who think that all Liberals eschew guns. Many have them, and know how to use them

    • Robert J Mosurinjohn

      January 13, 2022 at 4:49 pm

      What’s shocking about ANYONE in the U.S.A. carrying a gun?

  • Mortimer

    January 11, 2022 at 8:46 am

    Mr wood , your reporting appears to be mostly accurate, however I would like to point out that crime scene video shows 6-7 yellow placards at the right rear of the prius, indicating shell casings which note that a shooter of a semi auto pistol fired from outside the prius and those casings landed to their right and slightly rear, which suggest while your man was ” taking cover , add’l shot were being fired ….This may or may not be important,

  • JohnnyJohn

    January 11, 2022 at 9:32 am

    I guess owning the liberal in the prius didn’t work out quite so well… woops

    • Jean Ratelle

      January 11, 2022 at 10:05 am

      Yes. EVERYONE knows prius drivers are limp wristed, birkenstock wearing, latte sipping, girlie men, who are deathly afraid of guns!

      • Dixie Martin

        January 11, 2022 at 10:33 am

        Hello, I’m a 66 year old woman who drives a Prius! I have a long commute My Prius gets great gas mileage and has never left me on the side of the road. It’s very sad someone lost a life due to road rage. Road rage and calling out a person for his or her beliefs are forms of BULLYING. If you have to be a bully hiding behind the internet then don’t post at all!

      • Leah Ma

        January 12, 2022 at 3:44 pm

        Why does everyone assume they can tell a person’s political party by the car they drive? My husband & I had 4 Mercedes and a few other cars; my daughter & her youngest daughter have only ever had Mercedes–but we’re all socialists! My grandfather was a Socialist, my mom & grandmother all FDR women. People should stop judging by such superficial means! That lady driving by you in the Mercedes may be a fire breathing left winger!

  • Jean Ratelle

    January 11, 2022 at 10:02 am

    Congratulations are in order for Mr. John Kuczwanski. He has gone FIVE WHOLE DAYS without a road rage incident!

    • nikto

      January 12, 2022 at 9:08 am

      Clearly, more guns are the answer.

      • Mike Moore

        January 12, 2022 at 12:29 pm


  • Shabazz

    January 11, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    A similar incident happened to my Son and His friend, got the tag number & all, & TPD & LCSO did nothing. Sadly, it seems like nothing is done until these types shoot & kill somebody (see Michael Drejka), or in this case, shot & killed themselves. People who pull guns on people unprovoked should serve a mandatory jail sentences, & have their 2A rights revoked, period.

  • Bev

    January 11, 2022 at 4:46 pm

    So sad that someone lost their life for a senseless act of road rage. Guns don’t shoot people, people that handle gun irresponsibly have consequences for their actions. The provider in this tragic incident appears to have a history of road road. Condolences to his family. I’m sure the other person involved feels remorse for the tragic outcome.

  • Bev

    January 11, 2022 at 4:47 pm

    The provoker / typo in previous email

  • Renewed2

    January 12, 2022 at 8:47 am

    It was mentioned he was kind and loving… those words do not fit a road rager…ijs

  • Arnold Molina

    January 12, 2022 at 10:21 am

    “But he wasn’t a quiet fellow…”

  • Mike

    January 12, 2022 at 10:26 am

    Guess conservatives prone to road rage should learn Liberals who drive cars such as a Prius have guns too and are not afraid to use them. The dead guy got what he deserved as he caused the accident and was the first to pull his penis-extension and fire. Que Será, Será

  • Fredison

    January 12, 2022 at 10:48 am

    Pity his two children who had to have a dim bulb dad who was also a truculent bully prone to brandishing his “little willie enhancer”.

    “Two thumbs WAAAAAAY UP!”
    – Charles Darwin

  • E

    January 12, 2022 at 10:50 am

    At least the bad guy was the only death. He would be alive today if he was prevented from owning firearms after his previous road rage conviction, as he would in any number of sensible countries or states.

  • William

    January 12, 2022 at 11:16 am

    His ability to have a firearm should have been revoked back in 2014 when he pointed a handgun with a mounted laser at someone at an intersection because doing so is a felony.

  • Pundit

    January 12, 2022 at 12:22 pm

    “She added that his family deserves time to heal and privacy.”

    Does it seem odd that Rebekah Kuczwanski would add that statement to a Twitter thread where she tried to litigate this incident on a public forum?

  • Cathleen L Peel

    January 12, 2022 at 12:29 pm

    A “mistake” is a wrong doing that wealthy people do. When the same wrong doing is done by a lower income person or a person of color it’s called a crime.

  • Bev

    January 12, 2022 at 1:01 pm

    Kind and loving at home and around his peers, but a bully on the road. Two different personalities. Maybe he had a hidden personality that his family and peers did not see. It’s sad that he lost his life in a senseless act of road rage. Not a good outcome for him nor his family. It affects so many others when people don’t think before do a senseless act that can’t be undone. Prayers for all involved in such a tragic incident.

    • Kay

      January 12, 2022 at 5:01 pm

      Doubt it. Most of these types are domestic abusers as well. But oh well, one less angry, violent potential murderer on the streets.

    • Dubliner

      January 13, 2022 at 6:37 am

      I doubt he was kind and loving at home. Leopards and spots….

    • Carissa

      January 13, 2022 at 7:03 am

      Maybe not scapegoat people with multiple personalities. That’s really scummy fear mongering and hurts innocent people just so you can pretend someone doesn’t have issues regarding managing their emotions, or other flaws that could be accessible if observed and reacted to with honesty. Given the “classic values” typical of a Republican proponent, never mind a representative outright, he probably is taught to shove his feelings deep down where nobody can see them, leaving him prone to explosions at inopportune times such as road rage. Does that mean that’s why this happened? Maybe, maybe not, but it’s more likely by miles than finding the mythical murderhobo multiple personality unicorn who seeks opportunities to hurt people.
      BTW, best understanding currently is that “multiple personalities”, as you describe it, comes from traumatic experience, so congratulations, you’re pointing pearl clutching fears at victims of suffering who just are trying to survive this crazy, violent world. -and you’re doing so throwing stones from a glass house, so maybe not do that.

      I’m going to assume this was a genuine mistake of ignorance, not ahhh act of malice, but honestly the world is much better without such hostile assumptions. I hope you take considerationof this post

  • El Doinko

    January 12, 2022 at 3:02 pm

    Fucked around and found out.

  • Schaden Freude

    January 12, 2022 at 4:54 pm

    Our armed society is definitely a more polite society…now.
    Tots and Pears

  • Kevin M O'Connor

    January 12, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    He’d do anything fore anybody…except yield…

  • mel

    January 12, 2022 at 5:38 pm

    Classic case of self-defense, guy was rammed and shot at continually by an out of control enraged person.

  • W K Jones

    January 12, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    A “Good guy with a gun” obviously meet a better guy with a gun…I don’t think this is the best way to settle a dispute.

  • TJ Breeze

    January 12, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    Tots and pears to his family who perhaps should have helped him get the mental help that he needed to manage his rage and seem to be trying to bleach his rep now.

  • Homer Lee Hunnicutt

    January 12, 2022 at 7:45 pm

    Actual quote from the article: “He was a quiet fellow.” Isn’t that always the case with sociopaths?

  • S. Mitchell

    January 12, 2022 at 8:03 pm

    I guess he found out that a liberal driving a Prius might not be a snowflake.

  • Nmbst297

    January 12, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    Very unfortunate. I knew a guy once (just in general passing) like the late john, quick to anger, bully, threatening violence anytime he lost his temper. He did it to everyone. Unfortunately his life ended just as tragically too. A 90 year old business partner shot him in the head after a threatening argument. The 90 year old said he wasnt taking deceased abuse any longer and it was totally worth it. He served 2 years of a life sentence before dying of old age himself. Lesson to be learned always keep your cool! And go see a therapist and figure out your deep rooted anger already before you die or do jail.

  • John Amish

    January 12, 2022 at 8:40 pm

    Bravo Prius driver!

  • Bernie Bro

    January 12, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Think he can intimidate a “liberal” in a Prius. Guess what… liberals got hella guns too, they just don’t play soldier in public with them.

  • Ignatz

    January 12, 2022 at 9:07 pm

    Oh, dear. He pulled a gun on a good guy with a gun who had better aim than he did.

  • I. M. Gei

    January 12, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    This is poetry:

    ““He was a quiet fellow,” MacKee said. “Everything in his world was about his family.”

    Previously, Kuczwanski pleaded no contest to assault and disorderly conduct charges in 2014 related to a separate road rage incident at the same intersection, as first reported by Tallahassee Reports.”

    • Ieoh Ming

      January 12, 2022 at 9:17 pm

      lol name

  • Linda Morehouse

    January 12, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Evolution in Real Time!

  • B,L. sabob

    January 12, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    When Karma and Irony Collide.

    Oh well.

  • Mysterious Raul

    January 12, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    Let’s Go Darwin!

  • Dave Keeler

    January 12, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Got what he had coming!

  • Carlos

    January 12, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    Good riddance.

  • GT

    January 13, 2022 at 1:51 am

    What is it about Florida? something in the air?

  • Paul Pauls Jr

    January 13, 2022 at 2:58 am

    Prius driver should walk free on this–remember Florida’s ‘stand your ground’ law.

  • Arm The Homeless

    January 13, 2022 at 6:04 am

    The violent snowflake that’s now room temperature should be a warning of the brutal future that awaits these gun-cultists, but they obviously believe in their own aim more than they should.

    tots & pears

  • Jeff

    January 13, 2022 at 6:49 am

    Good thing the Prius guy HAD a gun of his own too. Or this “quiet loving” lunatic bully would still be running free to do this to other people as well.

  • Nick

    January 13, 2022 at 7:41 am

    I hope the Prius is okay.

  • snarkrates

    January 13, 2022 at 8:51 am

    Only in the good ol’ US of A would this be considered “normal”.

  • Heywood Jablowmi

    January 13, 2022 at 9:54 am

    Sweet, beautiful Karma.

  • Mike Friedman

    January 13, 2022 at 9:55 am

    “Previously, Kuczwanski pleaded no contest to assault and disorderly conduct charges in 2014 related to a separate road rage incident at the same intersection,”

    Doesn’t really square with “he was a quiet fellow.”

    Sounds like he was a guy who had some serious rage/anger issues. How many more incidents were there that didn’t involve guns? Or that were never reported?

  • Adriana Gutierrez

    January 13, 2022 at 10:40 am

    Darwin Take the Wheel!

  • Kk

    January 13, 2022 at 10:44 am

    Seriously, assassinated.
    I am sorry she lost her hubs and the kids lost their dad. But twice he tried to kill that Prius driver.
    Any in the moment response to that is self defense, not assassination.
    Seems she’s not firmly attached to reality either.
    May they all find strength and God’s Grace.

  • Min

    January 13, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    This sounds like a case of a good guy with a gun stopping a bad guy with a gun, which is exactly what conservatives daydream about every day. Live by the sword, die by the sword, right?

    • Dave Rubin

      January 13, 2022 at 1:30 pm

      Hell yeah. Darwin wins again.

  • Dave

    January 13, 2022 at 1:08 pm

    It sounds like he died doing what he loved; Being a violent dirtbag to his fellow Americans.

  • Judy Carrot

    January 13, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    It’s sad that the original article mentioned who guy worked for in an attempt to make one political party look bad. I’m pretty sure neither guy was talking politics when they started shooting. I also don’t think the article mentioned the killers political affiliation, only the deceased. and you guys are lapping it up and pointing fingers like you matter. One person lost his life and the other person will be getting charged with murder. Albeit he’ll get off with self defense, but that will still be on his record, let alone his conscience, forever. I even read above someone mentioning Trumps taint! What the fuck is wrong with you all?

  • Fuck Trump

    January 13, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    Take note you trumptard terrorists, keep fucking around and you nazi parasites will find out. You attacked the wrong country.

    • Flyright

      January 14, 2022 at 9:01 pm

      Your are a shit stain

  • IMakePassiveIncome

    January 13, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    You people and your generalizations. “Right winger, conservative, Prius driving liberal, etc. etc.”. I can generalize, also. I picture all of you as the type that are white but wear dreadlocks. You know the type. The type that couldn’t pass my Engineering grad program, so you settled for a University of Phoenix Sociology diploma. I am talking about almost all of you, here. Sounds to me like this guy had a pattern, and it cost him his life. You hate the thought that people own guns, UNLESS the Prius driver is possibly a Progressive. LOL! I rolled up behind a Prius in downtown St. Pete last week. It had a Trump decal on the back of it. I know a conservative that drives a Tesla 3. I know dozens of “progressives” that own guns. Your generalizations and narratives are all false. You are as bad as those that follow the Orange Goblin.

  • Tabasco

    January 13, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    The gene pool thins….

  • KwkRoss

    January 13, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    BMW hits a Prius.. BMW guy tries to ram the Prius.. and Shoots the Prius.. Prius guy jumps out and in he ensuing shoot out, BMW guy dies..
    Prius guy was arrested and released.. In Florida , you are allowed go scot-free if you win the shoot out ( some exclusions applied like Black guy can not claim stand your ground exemption)

    Apparently, this guy was in a similar Road rage shoot out before and he was nice/kind family man .. Seriously?

    What a shit hole state Florida is..

    • Flyright

      January 14, 2022 at 9:00 pm

      Thank god your brain dead ass does not live here

    • Willy crash

      January 15, 2022 at 8:20 am

      FLA = Freaking Lower Alabama

  • Dennis

    January 13, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    Fucked around, found out. 🤣🙄🖕🏻

  • Lauren

    January 14, 2022 at 12:02 am

    A violent psycho messed with the wrong one and found out. Good riddance.

  • Popeye

    January 14, 2022 at 12:54 am

    The real problem here is not even being mentioned. I don’t care what the dead dudes political affiliation is (was), he brandished a gun in a road rage incident. That should have been a felony, aggravated assault, BUT because he was seen by the elite effing system to “be someone” he was allowed to plead no contest to lesser charges. Had the da & judge done their jobs he would have been a convicted felon, not allowed to have a gun, and when the prison sentence was done he may have thought twice before bullying anyone with his hooootsie tooootsie effin POS car. He obviously has (had) anger management issues which also should have been a red flag in the process for obtaining a weapon. I don’t understand why these forums have to be reduced to the fighting & name calling and the “let’s blame a group of people game”, that just shows how uninformed the poster really is, and it happens on both sides. A constructive “spirited discussion” does not have to resort to what happened in this thread. In all honesty, no one can justify his actions. I don’t care who was at fault, who did what to whom. Rational, normal people do not ram other peoples cars and start shooting because they feel they were wronged behind the wheel of a vehicle. And the dead guy had already proven he was not mature enough to be trusted with a weapon, much less the kind one could conceal. It is really sad commentary on what has happened to this country and it has NOTHING to do with guns. It does have everything to do with the loss of respect in this country, the loss of effective parenting in this country and the apparent belief that one can do what ever they want without consequences. They guy shooting at someone and ramming his car into another persons car is not the problem folks, they are symptoms, symptoms of a much greater problem.

    • Sean Tyler

      January 15, 2022 at 7:58 am

      He was white. Of course, he wasn’t held fully accountable for the earlier road rage.

  • Mister Strerling

    January 14, 2022 at 7:20 am

    All hail the Liberal Driller. He is a straight up assassin. He needs to run against e Santis. I want to join his gang. One shot, one kill. Bravo!

  • Betty Adams

    January 14, 2022 at 3:27 pm

    Republicans Have you ever read all of the 2nd amendment? “A WELL- REGULATED MILITIA being necessary FOR THE SAFTY OF THE STATE, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The people had to be able to keep arms to serve in that well-regulated militia. I think that would compare to today’s National Guard

    • Flyright

      January 14, 2022 at 8:58 pm

      You are incorrect brain dead diseased liberal. That would be our wonderful Governor is starting a state militia.

  • Flyright

    January 14, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Start a gun fight make sure you can shoot

  • Sage on the Hudson

    January 15, 2022 at 5:09 am

    Gun-nut Kuczwanski won himself another firearms raffle, but he got just the bullets.

  • Ian

    January 15, 2022 at 10:41 am

    Liberals, conservatives. Different sides of the same warped, intolerant coin. Do the world a favour America, blow yourselves up!

  • Thorsten

    January 16, 2022 at 4:41 pm

    What a stupid way to go – ayayay

  • Tony Young

    January 16, 2022 at 4:56 pm

    He made himself an easy target with the bright red glare beaming from his neck. Ah, well another dead ammosexual.
    No one’s going to miss this shithead.

  • Mike Robbie

    January 16, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    Well – he sure had that coming!
    I feel bad for the guy in the Prius who had to defend himself.
    The guys kids will grow up to be better people without his continued influence, so; silver linings 🙂

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  • Michael Byrd killed a right wing terrorist slut

    January 23, 2022 at 7:56 am

    White trash thug deserved it.

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