01/28/2013 01:31 pm ET Updated Jan 28, 2013

Lamark Tucker Rides On Top Of Car Of Nikki McNeil, Ex-Girlfriend, For 10 Miles: Cops

He had trouble letting go.

Lamark D. Tucker Sr., 36, rode for 10 miles on top of his ex-girlfriend's car while threatening her, according to a news release from the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

Nikki Y. McNeil, 33, was arguing with Tucker at his Ocala, Fla. residence about their relationship, sheriff's officials told the Gainesville-Sun. McNeil told deputies that as she was leaving, he grabbed her cell phone and car keys.

She was able to use a spare set of keys to start her car and drive away, she told officials, when Tucker leaped on top of the car and continued to cling to it as she drove for almost 10 miles.

McNeil told deputies that while riding on the car, Tucker was continually threatening her and moving back and forth between the hood and the car roof. Deputies say McNeil worried that Tucker had a hidden weapon.

McNeil stopped the car at least twice to ask people to call 911, then continued driving.

At some point during the ride, the release states, McNeil also fired a gun through the windshield, critically wounding Tucker. He later fell off of the car and landed on the road. He was spotted by passing motorists and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Tucker and McNeill shared custody of three children, though none of the children were in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that McNeil called 911 while she was driving.



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