Florida driver fatally shoots man he says threatened him at intersection

Florida driver fatally shoots man he says threatened him at intersection
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A man was shot and killed by a driver at a Miramar intersection after he walked up to the driver’s car, banged on the window and door, and allegedly threatened the driver, police said.

The shooting happened about 2:40 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of State Road 7 and Miramar Parkway when the driver was stopped at a red light, according to Miramar police.

The driver told police had a gun in his car and was afraid the man was trying to get into his vehicle. Police said the driver fired one shot, killing the man, who was pronounced dead by first responders.

Police said the driver and a witness called 911, and the driver spoke with officers when they arrived.

The driver was detained, according to Miramar police spokesperson Tania Rues. It’s not yet known whether the driver will face charges, she said.

Police said Wednesday that the driver has a concealed weapons permit, but they’re not yet sure if the gun he used is registered.

There’s no indication the driver and victim knew each other, Rues said.

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