We’re learning new information about the road rage argument that led one former Flagler Beach cop to shoot another man.
St. Johns County deputies responded to several frantic 911 calls Friday night, with witnesses reporting gun shots.
They found Flagler firefighter Jared Parkey on the side of the road suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
WOKV has obtained the police report for the incident, detailing the fight that led up to the gunfire. Deputies say 40-year-old Nathaniel Juratovac “brake checked” Parkey while they were driving north on US 1 because he thought Parkey was following too closely. The two then began driving recklessly, and Parkey admits to throwing a water jug at Juratovac’s vehicle.
A witness says, at that time, the cars collided and then drove off to the side of the road. That witness says he then saw Juratovac shoot Parkey while Parkey appeared unarmed.
Parkey tells investigators when he was confronted by Juratovac, Juratovac was in a “shooting stance”. He tells deputies he was standing with his arms out to make it clear he was unarmed, but Juratovac still shot.
The report indicates that one of the first deputies on scene approached Juratovac after ensuring Parkey was attended to. He says Juratovac said “I am the shooter and the gun is secured in the front of my vehicle.” After Juratovac was placed in a patrol car, the officer says he uttered “the other vehicle involved threw an object at my vehicle then hit my vehicle, when we came to a stop the driver ran up to my car so I shot him.”
Juratovac had his 4-year-old daughter and wife in the car. Parkey had his 1-year-old daughter and wife in the car.
Juratovac has been charged with attempted murder.