A 44-year-old Florida man was shot dead in front of his wife, daughter, and grandson after a road rage incident where both sides called police on each other. The shooting, and the events leading up to it, were captured on 911 recordings.
The victim, Candelerio Gonzalez, followed the other driver home to get his address. His wife, Cathy, told the dispatcher the man had been “driving like an idiot.”
“We were just driving a truck with a full-sized trailer. You just don’t drive like idiots!” she said.
The alleged shooter, 51-year-old Robert Doyle, was on the phone with 911 at the same time.
“I have a truck. Some maniac [inaudible] following me, trying to run me off the road,” Doyle said, adding that he’s on his way home, where he’s got a gun “already out, it’s cocked and locked.”
The 911 operator warned the Gonzalezes not to follow Doyle, but they ended up in front of his house anyway. Police said Candelerio Gonzalez got out of his vehicle—he can be heard on the 911 call shouting ‘”I got your number, buddy!”—and that’s when Cathy Gonzalez told the operator she saw Doyle’s gun.
“That son of a bitch has got a gun! Get somebody here now!” she shouted, before Doyle allegedly fired five shots at Candelerio. He was hit once in the chest and three times in the back. He died there in the yard while, police say, Doyle pointed his gun at Cathy Gonzalez and the two children, and made them get out of the car to wait for the cops.
Doyle’s wife claims Candelerio Gonzalez “charged” at her husband, but another witness claims he was backing away.