Man dies after dog defecation shooting

New charges pending for alleged shooter Omar Rodriguez


MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, Fla. – A man who was shot in a dispute about his dog's attempt to defecate in a neighbor's yard has died, police said.

Miami-Dade police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said Tuesday that Jose Rey died from the injuries he suffered in the June 21 shooting

New charges are now pending against the alleged gunman, Omar Rodriguez, 66.

According to a police report, Rodriguez admitted to shooting Rey after they got into an argument when Rey's dog tried to defecate in Rodriguez's son's lawn. 

Miami-Dade police told Local 10 News complaints about Rodriguez had brought officers to the neighborhood 90 times over the past five years.

Rodriguez was originally charged with attempted second-degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is being held without bond.

Prosecutors are seeking a charge of first-degree murder, which must be presented before a grand jury.

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