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Man fatally shoots panhandler in wheelchair on Florida highway (video)

By Mason White 11:01 AM August 28, 2014
Rodney Louis 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A disabled man who was collecting cash on a Florida highway, is dead after being shot by a passing motorist, police in Florida said.

The Miami Police Department said that the driver stopped at a ramp to Interstate 95, got out, fired several bullets at the popular beggar in a wheelchair and drove off.

Police arrested the suspect shortly before 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The victim was identified as a 58-year-old Israel Perez. 27-year-old Rodney Louis, was charged with murder.

Witnesses told police that the suspect, who drove a Chevrolet Malibu, got out and fired several shots. When rescue workers arrived Perez was already dead.

Police found a .40-caliber Glock on Louis, which they believe is the murder weapon. Louis was booked into a jail and was denied bail.