MIAMI (CBSMiami) – CBS4 has learned new details about a 48-year-old man who followed his ex-wife and fired bullets at her, causing her to hit six vehicles before taking his own life.
A friend of Jose Yero said he was not only despondent about the separation from his ex-wife and their two daughters, but he was particularly upset about a post from two weeks ago on Facebook.
Amaury Fonseca told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench that Yero “went on to say something about his daughter on Facebook and a gentleman, a gentleman who was involved with his wife. There was something that was not appropriate. I don’t know if his wife was going out with this gentleman but he didn’t like the actions of this gentleman. He told me he needed to get on Facebook to find out more about this.”
“I am speechless. This is amazing. He told me loved his wife, that he really loved his wife and that he missed his children. He also told me at times he was going crazy living in the house by himself. He asked me ‘how do you do it,’ because I am divorced too. I said ‘you just do it. You take one day at a time,’” Fonseca said.
He told D’Oench he never expected the deadly confrontation that happened by the corner of Kendall-Tamiami Executive Airport late Tuesday afternoon.
Miami-Dade Police said the violence happened by the intersection of S.W. 136th St. and S.W. 137th Ave.
Detectives said Yero was following his ex-wife, 46-year-old Imandra Jimenez Yero.
They said when they approached a stop light, Yero got out of his truck and began to shoot at her. Police said several bullets hit her red truck. They said she frantically hit the gas to get away, crashing into six other cars during her escape.
She eventually crashed into a light post. Detectives said that’s when Yero got back into his pickup truck and killed himself.
Police said no one else was seriously hurt or killed.
Kiki Ginoris of Kiki Automotive told CBS4’s Natalia Zea, “I heard some shots and came out and saw the lady who hit the light pole. I saw the lady standing on the corner and she looked really nervous.”
Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta said, “This could have been something that could have resulted in something that was more tragic because you could have had stray bullets hitting someone as he was shooting and she was dodging.”
Zabaleta said it’s not known what prompted this deadly confrontation.
“It’s sad with domestic violence escalating to this level,” he said. “That’s why we take domestic violence so seriously.”
Foneseca said Yero leaves behind two daughters – one daughter is 18 and the other in her early teens.