Florida Man Accused of Fatally Shooting Father in Front of His Family During Road-Rage Incident

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Robert Doyle (Credit: Citrus County Sheriff)

A man was charged with second-degree murder after a road rage altercation turned deadly in Beverly Hills, Florida, last week.

Robert Doyle is accused of shooting and killing Candelario Gonzalez during an alleged road-rage incident on Thursday night, deputies said.

Doyle was in his car with his wife, while Gonzalez was driving a truck behind him with his wife, daughter and grandson in the vehicle at the time, according to WFTS.

Both families called 911 during the altercation. Gonzalez had called police and reported that Doyle was “driving like an idiot.”

“We’re going to follow him right to his house,” Gonzalez told the 911 dispatcher. The dispatcher urged them to go home, but they insisted on stopping at the house to get Doyle’s address.

Doyle, who was on the phone with 911 at the same time, told a dispatcher Gonzalez was trying to “run him off the road.”

“They’re following me to my house… and the guns are already out,” Doyle told the dispatcher, adding he had his gun “cocked and locked.”

As the cars continued down the road, both cars stopped in front of Doyle’s home. Seconds later, Doyle reached his driveway and Gonzalez exited his truck, according to WATE.

Candelario Gonzalez and his daughter (Credit: WATE)

“Son of a b—- has a gun, get somebody here now,” Cathy Gonzalez, the victim’s wife, told the dispatcher. Seconds later, Doyle fired multiple shots.

An eyewitness said Doyle shot Gonzalez as he was backing up. Doyle’s wife claims Gonzalez was charging her husband.

“We were in our yard, he stopped in the middle of the road and came after my husband,” Doyle’s wife said.

As Gonzalez was lying on the ground, Doyle forced the victim’s family out of the car and held them at gunpoint until police arrived.

“That son of a b—- is making me get out of the car with my daughter. You got to help me please,” Cathy Gonzalez told the 911 dispatcher.

Gonzalez died at the scene. Doyle is currently out on bond.

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