Road Rage Shooting Incident

Title: Shooting - Resulting from Road Rage Incident

Case #: 21-29918

When: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 @ approximately 8:05 a.m.

Where: 7500 block of US Hwy 19 Pinellas Park, FL

** Arrested - Robert Kyle Lewis 06/13/86 of Largo, FL **

Victim: Peter Sala Jr. 10/16/91 of Pinellas Park, FL (minor leg injury).

Charges: Shooting a Deadly Missile into/at an Occupied Vehicle (felony) and
Criminal Mischief (felony).

What: On Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at approximately 8:00 a.m. Pinellas Park Police
Patrol units responded to a shooting call that occurred in the 7500 block of
southbound U.S. Hwy 19 N. During the initial investigation it was learned that
the shooting was the result of a road rage incident.

Pinellas Park Police Detectives responded to the scene to continue the
investigation. As a result of the continued investigation it was determined
that the victim Peter Sala Jr. became involved in verbal argument (road rage)
with Robert Lewis both of whom were operating their respective vehicles
southbound on U.S. Hwy 19. Following the verbal altercation, Sala Jr. drove
past Lewis who was seated inside of his pickup truck armed with a handgun and
Sala threw what is believed to be a portion of a banana which hit the side of
Lewis' pickup truck. At that time Lewis fired a single round at the passing
truck being driven by Sala Jr.

As a result of the shooting the right front passenger window of Sala Jr's
truck was shattered and the bullet entered and lodged into the front passenger
dashboard area of the truck. Sala Jr. suffered a small non-life-threatening
laceration to his leg from a piece of glass fragment that struck him.

During the investigation Robert Lewis was identified as a possible suspect in
the shooting. On Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at approximately 10:00 a.m. Lewis
agreed to meet with detectives and was subsequently charged with the felony
charges listed above.

Lewis was booked into the Pinellas County Jail and currently has a $12,000

Booking Photo of Lewis is attached

Released by: Sgt. M. Lynch - Pinellas Park PD

Photo available at
CODE WORD: mediapic

For more information contact:

Pinellas Park Police Department
Public Information Office