Arrest made in fatal road-rage shooting
Andres Diaz, 57, arrested on second-degree murder charge, police say
DORAL, Fla. – A South Florida man has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of another man who was driving an all-terrain vehicle.
Miami-Dade police said Andres Diaz, 57, was arrested Tuesday in the fatal road-rage shooting of Ricky Enrique Iglesias.
Iglesias, 43, was shot and killed about 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at Southwest 197th Avenue and Southwest 192nd Street.
Diaz is believed to have gotten into a dispute with Iglesias, who was driving an ATV, police said.
According to an arrest report, Iglesias was driving north on his Kawasaki ATV with his girlfriend in the southbound lane of Southwest 194th Avenue after having sustained a flat tire to the front right wheel of the ATV.
Diaz, who was a passenger in a black Dodge Journey being driven by his wife, Ketty Dominguez, 45, was heading south on 194th Avenue when his wife had to swerve out of the way of the victim's ATV in an effort to avoid a head-on collision, the report said.
Police said Dominguez and Iglesias exchanged obscene words and Iglesias continued driving north.
According to detectives, Diaz told his wife to turn their car around, and she pulled up to Iglesias who had pulled over near the intersection of Southwest 194th Avenue and 192nd Street.
Detectives said Dominguez again exchanged heated words with Iglesias, drove about 50 yards away, made a U-turn and began slowly driving back toward the victim.
At that point, the couple saw Iglesias holding a green glass bottle as they were heading toward him, the report said.
Police said Diaz rolled down his window and told Iglesias, "Don't do it. I have a gun."
Police said Iglesias walked toward the passenger side door and continued to argue with Diaz, at which time Diaz pulled out his gun and fired one shot at Iglesias' chest.
Police said Diaz called 911, but neither him nor his wife tried to help Iglesias before authorities arrived.
Iglesias was pronounced dead at the scene.
Detectives said Dominguez claimed that she continuously confronted the victim because she thought he was being reckless by driving against traffic, and the couple claimed that ATV riders have been a nuisance in the community.
Police said Diaz said he planned on taking a photo of the victim so he could report the incident to police.
Instead, Diaz now faces a charge of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon.
He appeared in court Wednesday, where he was ordered to remain in jail without bond.
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