Update: In a memo to State Attorney Bruce Colton of Florida’s 19th judicial district on June 4, 2018, Assistant State Attorney Steve Gosnell said the decision had been made not to file charges against road rage killer Timothy Sartori after a six-month investigation. Gosnell wrote:
“Stand your ground (law) eliminated a need to retreat when you’re in a place other than your home. There is simply insufficient evidence to overcome the claim of self-defense. Mr. Sartori…could have avoided this tragic encounter had he made an effort to retreat with his vehicle. However…in Florida, the present state of self-defense law does not require him to do so. It is not for this prosecutor to debate the policy, but to enforce the laws as written.”
The One Pulse for America campaign calling for charges against Sartori was featured in an article by the newspaper on December 4, 2017.
On November 16, 2017, an argument erupted between motorists at a stoplight on State Road 60 in Vero Beach, Florida.
Concealed carry permit holder Timothy Sartori, 29, was the man in the middle of Dennis Hicks, 38, and another motorist embroiled in a road rage confrontation with Hicks. Sartori and Hicks began to argue. Sartori claims Hicks threatened to shoot him and then reached for a gun. But Sartori was the only one in possession of a pistol. He emptied an entire magazine from a semiautomatic handgun—10-15 rounds—killing Hicks instantly and hitting a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction on State Road 60 four times. Michael Clemente was driving that vehicle with his 3 year-old son in a car seat in the back. Somehow, neither father nor son were injured. No gun was found in Hicks’ car. He leaves behind two daughters, 5 and 3.
Timothy Sartori was arrested in 2008 on felony charges of burglary of an unoccupied structure and grand theft auto. He pleaded those charges down to misdemeanors. He has also been cited on multiple occasions for reckless driving. Despite this, he was allowed to walk free after the shooting and has yet to be charged with any crime by Indian River County Assistant State Attorney Steve Gosnell!
Please sign this powerful petition from the Clemente family calling on Steve Gosnell to charge Timothy Sartori with a crime for unnecessarily killing a man and endangering everyone around him:
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