A man driving northbound on I-95 over the weekend in Martin County was shot in the stomach by a random bullet. Investigators said the bullet came through the victim’s vehicle door as a vehicle passed by his car with a sudden flash.
Not far from the scene, an off-duty Riviera Beach police officer stopped to assist a driver who crashed off the side of the road.
The Martin County Sheriff says 35-year old Aaron Fedukovich came walking out of the wooded area holding a gun and he appeared to have been shot in the arm. He was taken into custody and charged with aggravated battery and is being held on a $15,000 bond.
The alleged shooter’s motive is under investigation and Sheriff Snyder had this to say about the suspect’s initial statement.
“The initial deputy that got there was told by the offender that he was firing someone that was in the mafia,” said Snyder. “Then he changed that story to say he saw muzzle flashes and was returning fire. Neither one or the other drivers that were involved in this were armed.”
Snyder said the shooter used a 9 mm pistol.
According to detectives, Fedukovich fired multiple shots at passing vehicles as he was driving north on I-95. One of the rounds hit the 59-year-old man, who was flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he was expected to recover.