Manslaughter Charged in Florida Agent Shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A grand jury has indicted a Broward
County man on manslaughter charges in the road rage shooting of a
federal customs agent.

The indictment was returned Thursday in Fort Lauderdale against 65-year-old James Patrick Wonder. He's being held without bail in the Aug. 5 shooting of agent Donald Pettit in the parking lot of a Pembroke Pines post office.

Police say the shooting happened after the two men got into a road rage confrontation. The killing triggered a massive law enforcement response, which eventually led to Wonder's capture outside a dialysis clinic where he was treated.

Authorities say Wonder tried to dye his hair to escape notice. Wonder's attorney did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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