HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - A case of road rage in Hialeah ended with a shooting that left the suspected aggressor dead.
The two cars involved in the shooting have since been towed from Hialeah Drive near Southeast Sixth Avenue, Wednesday, where this all unfolded.
According to Hialeah Police, at 4 p.m., they got a call that said the car 60-year-old Juan Alberto Rocha was driving had blocked in another driver.
Rocha got out of his car to confront the driver.
According to the driver, he felt threatened, which led him to open fire, hitting Rocha in the chest.
Police said the shooting appeared to be an act of stand your ground, and therefore the shooter has not been charged.
Rocha did not have a firearm on him, although officers said he did have a weapon in his possession.
Cellphone video showed the aftermath with Rocha on his back in the middle of the street and a police officer trying to save him.
Arisleidy Morejon said she got home from grocery shopping minutes after the shooting.
Officers investigated near her driveway on East Sixth Avenue near Hialeah Drive and eventually checked her surveillance footage, which she said only showed the crime scene activity during the aftermath.
Her neighbor filled her in on what had happened beforehand.
“She saw a man with blood on his chest and looking kind of pale,” said Morejon, “and then fire rescue were still not on the scene, but a police officer was doing some chest compression to try to save the man’s life.”
More cellphone footage showed police taking a person away in handcuffs, but on Thursday, Hialeah Police said the shooter will not face any charges.
Rocha, who police said started the incident, was rushed to the hospital and later died.
“What I did see was that a woman sitting at the walkway crying inconsolably,” Morejon said.
Police said the man who shot Rocha is fully cooperating with their investigation.
According to the Clerk of Courts website, Rocha did have an extensive criminal record, including charges of burglary, grand theft and cocaine possession.
Hialeah Police are working with the State Attorney’s Office on this case.
The SAO will determine whether or not the shooter will face any charges.
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