83-Year Old Man Arrested For Miami Road Rage Shooting
South Florida Crime
MIAMI (CBSMiami) –An elderly man, arrested in connection to a suspected road range incident which led to a shooting on Friday, will remain behind bars.
No bond is set for 83-year old Mario Perez-Tano who is charged with attempted murder.
Miami Police were investigating the suspected road rage Friday afternoon.
According to witnesses, a man in a white sedan, later identified as Miguel Garcia by police, had just finished checking his tire pressure at a service station on the corner at NW 12 Avenue and NW 7 Street. As he tried to pull back into traffic, a bus let the car through, but Perez-Tano, who was in a red Volkswagen tried to cut him off.
It’s unclear if words were exchanged between the two men, but Henry Laurido said Perez-Tano fired two shots at the man in the white car, then they both sped off.
They didn’t make it very far though, because the bridge over the Miami River was up.
“What’s going through my mind is that I’m about to witness a murder,” Laurido told CBS4’s Lauren Pastrana. “I have kids. I told them to duck because you never know.”
Laurido said he called 911.
His 13-year-old daughter, Ashlyn also saw the commotion.
“I was a super scary sight. First I thought it it was fireworks, but I looked up and saw a guy pointing a gun. My dad told me and my sister to get down and we both dropped to the floor. It was super scary,” Ashlynn said.
The bridge was closed for a time but reopened later.
Both Garcia and Perez-Tano remained at the scene.
Police said no one was struck by bullets, but Garcia was treated for minor injuries.
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