27-year-old man killed in road-rage shooting, deputies say

BSO: Jack Bellino, 28, might have shot man in self-defense

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A man who was killed Sunday in a shooting that is believed to have stemmed from road rage has been identified by authorities as Don William Alvarez, 27.

The shooting was reported at 6:14 p.m. outside a home in the 1300 block of Southwest 48th Avenue, near Fort Lauderdale. 

Alvarez was taken to Broward Health Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Broward Sheriff's Office deputies said the other driver, Jack Bellino, 28, remained at the scene and was questioned about the shooting.

According to detectives, Bellino and Alvarez were traveling on the roadway in opposite directions near Bellino's home when Bellino might have accidentally swerved into Alvarez's lane.

Deputies said Alvarez, who was in his car with his girlfriend, got angry and made a U-turn to pursue Bellino.

Homicide detectives also questioned Alvarez's girlfriend and said her statements were consistent with what Bellino and witnesses said. According to detectives, cellphone video taken by Alvarez's girlfriend also suggests that the shooting was a result of self-defense.

The case has been turned over to the state attorney's office, which will determine whether charges will be filed.


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