Man accused of running over, killing man at Everglades Holiday Park arrested
Kyle Hannover faces charge of second-degree murder
FORT LAUDERDALE,, Fla. – A 26-year-old man was arrested Thursday in the death of an 82-year-old man at Everglades Holiday Park, the Broward Sheriff's Office said.
Kyle Hannover faces a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Luis Angel Dominguez. He appeared in court Friday morning and was ordered to be held in jail without bond.
Deputies said Hannover ran over Dominguez with his pickup truck during a dispute Wednesday night near a boat ramp.
The fight quickly escalated, as Hannover began shouting racial slurs at Dominguez, deputies said.
According to an arrest report, witnesses heard Hannover tell Dominguez, "Get out of my country," and "speak English."
Witnesses told Local 10 News and deputies that Hannover threw a large rock at the Dominguez's vehicle.
When Dominguez stepped out of his vehicle, that prompted Hannover to get into a Ford Ranger truck and drive directly toward Dominguez, running him over, deputies said.
Deputies said Dominguez suffered multiple injuries caused by blunt force trauma. He was airlifted to Memorial Regional Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
A medical examiner determined the manner of death to be homicide.
"He enjoyed the park a lot," Dominguez's granddaughter, Damaris Riveron, said. "You know, he would go there to pass the time. He was either at home or over there."
Surveillance video from the park captured a Ford F-150 with a 10-to-12-foot-long Jon boat hitched to the back speeding away from the park.
Witnesses told deputies that Hannover never slowed down or attempted to stop.
Deputies have determined that the pickup belonged to an acquaintance of Hannover, who witnessed the argument but left the park before Dominguez was struck.
According to the report, Hannover initially told detectives that he was not involved in an altercation with Dominguez., but changed his story when he was confronted with eyewitness testimony and video footage.
Detectives said Hannover claimed that he was the victim because Dominguez got into an argument with him and then threw rocks at the truck.
Authorities said Hannover told them that he saw Dominguez get inside his car and believed that he was going to grab a gun, so he got into the pickup truck and drove away.
Detectives said Hannover claims that he did not intentionally strike Dominguez and did not look back at the victim in the parking lot when he drove away.
Hannover's neighbor told Local 10 News that he would see him occasionally wash his boat but he kept to himself.
"(He was) an angry guy so I am glad I didn't have any interactions with him," Joe Bellows said.
Hannover was previously arrested in April 2014 on charges of aggravated assault with a firearm and violating an injunction.
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