CITRUS COUNTY, FL (WFTS/CNN) – A man was charged in a road rage altercation that turned deadly last week.It was all captured in two horrifying 911 calls. The two men yelled. One man started shooting, and the family of the other screamed as they watched.Citrus County deputies say Robert Doyle shot and killed Candelario Gonzalez on Thursday. Deputies say it all started with a road rage incident.Doyle was in a car with his wife, and Gonzalez was in a landscaping truck with his wife, daughter and grandson. Both families called 911.
We are way early on the full disclosure of evidence here and we are getting whatever information is available through the never-to-be-trusted-100-% media.
What we know so far is that two drivers were engaged in road rage. The incident happened at 10 PM. Both vehicles called 911. Both had loved ones in the vehicles. Doyle chose to go home, Gonzalez followed even though 911 dispatcher told him not to. (Yup, back on that one again.) Doyle got out of his vehicle, so did Gonzalez. Shots ensued and Gonzalez died at the scene. Doyle gets arrested on second-degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
I checked several sources and most are repeating the same thing and quoting the same bits from the 911 call except the Daily Mail.
Gonzalez’s wife told police that Doyle was driving aggressively and her husband followed him in his own car to Doyle’s home in order to get an address to report to law enforcement officers.
Both parties called 911 to report each other before the shooting occurred. ‘Some maniac… is trying to run me off the road,’ Doyle said in the call, according to WFLA. ‘My gun’s already out, its cocked and locked.’ Gonzalez’s wife was also on the phone with emergency operators, asking for help while driving behind Doyle, who had a trailer in tow. ‘He’s just driving like an idiot,’ she told the operator. ‘Somebody needs to smack the crap out of this idiot.’
The wives of the men can be heard trying to diffuse the situation in both phone calls before the shooting occurred.
And WFTS reports the following.
Deputies say both Doyle and Cande have a history of reckless driving. Doyle was charged in 2001 after deputies say he hit a motorcycle. Cande was charged In January 2014 for a road incident involving a Citrus County deputy.
And to end it for today:
Doyle was released on a $60,000 bond, according to CNN.
That is a really low bond for Second Degree Murder and aggravated assault charges IMHO.
Let’s wait and see what evidence comes out. Either way, this case will be very interesting to follow.