DENVER, CO (KDVR/CNN) – A Colorado man is accused of shooting and killing a driver who gave him the middle finger.
Described by friends as a family man, Miguel Baray was about five minutes from his home Saturday when he stopped at a stop sign for five to seven seconds.
The driver behind Baray, 28-year-old David Garcia, honked at him, and Garcia says the man then flipped him off.
Garcia told police he then drove up beside Baray and shot him. He said he was just trying to “prove his point” and thought the bullet would go over the vehicle. He claimed he hadn’t aimed at the victim.
Baray was shot in the torso, and he was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
“It’s just shocking, you know, how something like that can cause somebody to kill another person. I just don’t understand how that can happen so quick, so fast and for that reason,” a friend of Baray’s said.
Police tracked Garcia down using surveillance footage. The man was driving a stolen car and had an outstanding warrant for assault and aggravated robbery.
He was taken into custody and is being held on suspicion of first-degree murder while police investigate.
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