Ongoing dispute leads Pembroke Pines man to shoot neighbor, police say

Julio Gonzalez, 69, faces attempted murder charge

By Peter Burke - Local10.com Managing Editor, Terrell Forney - Reporter

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - An ongoing dispute led a Pembroke Pines man to shoot his neighbor, police said.

Julio Gonzalez, 69, faces a charge of attempted murder.

Pembroke Pines police were called to a shooting Wednesday night at the intersection of Southwest 187th Avenue and Southwest 14th Street.

Capt. Adam Feiner said an investigation revealed that the victim, whose identity was being withheld, was shot by Gonzalez, who lives in the victim's Encantada neighborhood.

Feiner said the neighbors have experienced ongoing disputes that culminated when Gonzalez shot the victim.

Detectives searched the suspect's property and found the gun, which was positively identified by witnesses as the weapon used in the crime.

Police said the gun had a red laser pointer attached to it.

The victim was airlifted to an area hospital. Feiner said the victim is expected to survive.

Gonzalez was being held without bond at the main Broward County jail. He has been ordered to have no contact with the victim or witnesses in the case.

Gonzalez faces life behind bars if he is convicted. 

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