Tallahassee Man Charged with Attempted Murder for Shooting at Car

Terick McMillian
Posted at 5:00 PM, Nov 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-23 12:12:28-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A case of road rage lead to shots being fired in a Burrito Border restaurant parking lot.

No one was hurt, but a man has been charged with attempted murder.

27-year-old Terick McMillian was arrested after admitting to police he opened fire at a vehicle while on the road.

According to a probable cause document, law enforcement received a call about shooting in the area near the intersection of Ausley Road and the 2100 block of Jackson Bluff Road.

When a Tallahassee Police officer responded to the call, he found that a Leon County Sheriff's deputy had pulled over two cars. 

The deputy told the officer that he had pulled the car over after it made a sudden U-turn in front of the deputy's car.

When the deputy got to the stopped car, a passenger, Keith Hernandez, told him that he was the victim of the shooting, saying that his car had been shot at. 

Hernandez told police he was driving on Pensacola Street after turning from Ocala road. He said he quickly changed lanes to turn left on Ausley road.

That's when Hernandez said a car with two people inside tried to pass him. He continued on Ausley Road and said the driver followed him, riding his bumper.

According to police, Hernandez "flicked them off", prompting the passenger of the other car to get out through the window and open fire.

A witness showed police video of the shooting, which happened in the parking lot of the Burrito Boarder restaurant.

The victim told police that the suspects followed his car as he made a sudden right into Jackson Bluff Road, but soon made an illegal U-turn just before Ausley Road.

Hernandez told police that he too made a sudden U-turn in an attempt to catch the suspect's license plate, but was pulled over by a deputy behind him.

Upon investigation, police found five bullet holes, including one that pierced the back windshield and then went  through a headrest on the passenger's side.

Police later arrested McMillian at a nearby apartment complex. He claimed the other driver threw something at the vehicle he was riding in, which started the pursuit.

He had his first appearance Tuesday morning. His bond was set at $50,000 and has a conditional plea of not guilty.