PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. – A Pembroke Pines man is facing an attempted murder charge after a road rage shooting that injured another man.
The victim who was shot three times spoke exclusively with Local 10 News on Tuesday about narrowly surviving the incident.
According to Pembroke Pines police, it occurred around 2:30 p.m. April 1 in the 8400 block of Pines Boulevard. Police said officers arrived at the scene that afternoon to find the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Authorities said the suspect, later identified as Anthony Jean, 21, fled west on Pine Boulevard in a dark gray SUV, possibly a Lexus.
Jean was taken into custody on Monday and booked into the Broward County Main Jail.
Local 10 News spoke Tuesday afternoon with the man injured in the shooting, Angel Diaz, and his wife Shama.
They say they were driving on Pines Boulevard when there was some familiar South Florida frustration on the road. Police say that for Jean, that became road rage.
“At the very next light he’s doing all these gestures with his vehicle,” Angel Diaz said. “I step out of the car with my hands up, and I’m asking him, ‘What is your problem? What is your problem, bro?’
“Then he pulled a gun directly into my face. At that moment I said I don’t want any problems. I turned around. As soon as I turned around, he begins to shoot.”
Diaz was shot three times. He showed the wounds where the bullets went through his legs.
His wife and witnesses scrambled to bring help, which is likely why he survived.
One of the witnesses of the shooting was in a store nearby and happened to know how to tie a tourniquet on Angel’s leg to help stop the bleeding.
Jean is now charged with attempted murder, but his attorney told a judge Tuesday morning that Jean was the victim, and that Diaz hit his car.
“The alleged victim was the initial aggressor in the case and actually accosted Mr. Jean,” the attorney said.
Local 10 News has reached out to Pembroke Pines police for a police report that details what happened between Jean and Diaz.
Asked if he learned a lesson, Diaz said he would never get out of the car in a situation like that again.