Orlando teen arrested after shooting at vehicles in multiple road rage incidents

An Orlando teenager was arrested in connection with four separate road rage incidents in which he allegedly shot at vehicles.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested 19-year-old Dandre Bullard on Sunday evening in connection with the shootings, which took place on December 27, January 21, January 25 and January 28.

Emanuel Bullard
Emanuel Bullard

During all of the incidents, Bullard was seen driving the same black, 2014 Mercedes C250. In between incidents, the tags were changed and at one point, the vehicle displayed a stolen tag.

According to police, during the first incident, the victim was driving southbound on 417 near the Curry Ford exit when they noticed the black Mercedes approaching from behind at a high rate of speed. After moving to allow the vehicle to pass, the victim says that Bullard shot four shots from a handgun, all of which missed. The victim pulled to the side of the road and notified law enforcement.

During another incident on January 21, a separate victim reportedly brake checked the vehicle that Bullard was driving before the victim and Bullard allegedly engaged in a verbal argument along Goldenrod Road. According to the victim, Bullard pulled alongside the victim’s vehicle and shot multiple times, striking the vehicle in the process. The incident was captured on a red light camera, according to a sheriff’s office report.

During a separate incident on January 25, a victim says they nearly struck Bullard’s vehicle as they were traveling eastbound on State Route 408. According to the report, Bullard began yelling at the victim, who ignored Bullard in an attempt to “avoid a further altercation.” The victim attempted to pass Bullard, when he allegedly began shooting at the vehicle, striking it six times. The victim attempted to follow the Mercedes until it got off at the Dean Road exit.

In a final incident on January 28, the two victims were allegedly shot at in a gas station parking lot after one of the victims inadvertently cut off Bullard’s vehicle.

Last week, deputies with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office were able to identify Bullard through investigative means and on February 11, he was spotted fleeing upon seeing a marked OCSO cruiser.

On Sunday morning, deputies received an anonymous tip about the location of Bullard’s vehicle, which was bearing a stolen tag. Law enforcement obtained a search warrant and upon arrival at the location, Bullard attempted to flee into a wooded area. He was eventually detained and confessed to committing the January 28 shooting.

During questioning, Bullard indicated that he had used a Draco rifle in the January 28 shooting and had dismantled and disposed of it afterwards. Bullard admitted to attempting to alter the appearance of the Mercedes, which he claims he purchased through Facebook marketplace.

Bullard is facing four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm and four counts of shooting into an occupied vehicle, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Most Popular

Orlando Police Chief says hysteria during Lake Eola fireworks spurred by news coverage of Highland Park

The Orlando Police Department is asking the public for any information or video of the mass hysteria during Monday's Lake Eola fireworks show, which the chief believes escalated due to news coverage of the Highland Park shooting earlier in the day.

81-year-old missing Orlando man found in retention pond

An 81-year-old man who had been reported missing last week was found and saved by local police while he was laying in a retention pond.

CAVA replacing three Zoës Kitchen restaurants in Central Florida

A Mediterranean brand with locations across nearly two dozen states will look to expand its brand in Central Florida for the first time.

St. Cloud man receives 21-month sentence for modifying pistol, creating short-barreled rifle

A 28-year-old St. Cloud man was sentenced to 21 months in prison for possessing a short-barreled rifle.

42-year-old Kissimmee man missing since Sunday

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help to locate a 42-year-old Kissimmee man who has been missing since Sunday.

23-year-old man killed in fatal Orange County crash

A 23-year-old Christmas man was killed after he was ejected from his vehicle during a fatal accident in Orange County.
scattered clouds
77.6 ° F
80.1 °
74.9 °
90 %
31 %
93 °
94 °
95 °
94 °
87 °