MIRAMAR, FLA. (WSVN) - One person has died following a shooting in Miramar.
The shooting took place along State Road 7, near Southwest 29th Street, early Wednesday morning.
According to Miramar Police, the shooting stemmed from an altercation that began in a vehicle.
Police said a car was at a red light at around 2:45 a.m. when an individual approached and began banging on the vehicle.
The driver then opened fire, killing Lever Daily.
“Based on the 911 phone call, the driver has stated that he was in fear and that there were threats that were shouted and that they attempted to enter his vehicle,” said Miramar Police Public Information Officer Tania Rues. “But again, this is still very early on in the investigation, and we still have a lot more work to do.”
The driver has been detained for questioning.
“Officers responded to this area after receiving reports of a shooting,” said Rues. “The preliminary investigation leads us to believe that the deceased approached the vehicle that was stopped at that red light over there, started banging on the window or on the door frame of the vehicle and attempted to open that car door. The driver pulled out his weapon and fired a round. Unfortunately, the person did die on the scene. We have the driver in our custody, and he is being interviewed by detectives.”
Daily made his way to a nearby Shell gas station before collapsing.
Daily’s uncle said his nephew lived nearby and would not have hurt the man. He said Daily had a sickness but wouldn’t elaborate.
Police are now investigating two 911 calls, one from a witness and another from the driver.
Officers said this could have happened to anyone.
“The person approached the vehicle randomly,” said Rues.
Crime scene investigators combed the scene for clues, and police continue to investigate if charges will be filed.
According to his family, Daily may have suffered from some sort of mental illness.
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