Suspect accused of shooting at repo man, chasing him on I-95
Max Dieuveil, 31, arrested on aggravated assault with firearm charge
DANIA BEACH, Fla. – Police said a repo man was trying to do his job early Thursday when the owner of the car he was trying to repossess started shooting at him and then chased him on Interstate 95.
Colby Gonzalez, 30, said he was trying to secure a maroon 2006 Nissan Altima at a gas station near Northeast 199th Street and Northeast 14th Avenue about 2 a.m. when the owner of the car caught up and started shooting at him.
Gonzalez was not injured in the shooting, but his tow truck was struck.
"I'm just glad I'm alive right now," Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez said he drove north on I-95 to try to get away from the shooter, identified as Max Dieuveil, 31, who followed him onto the highway and chased him. Gonzalez said he feared for his life and called 911.
"The Hollywood (Police Department) came up (and) caught up on me," Gonzalez said. "I stopped on the side of the road. He got out of the vehicle. They arrested him."
Police said the chase ended at the northbound Griffin Road off-ramp, where Dieuveil was taken into custody.
Dieuveil was arrested on an aggravated assault with a firearm charge.
According to a police report, Dieuveil said he thought his car was being stolen.
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