A former Marine returned fire during a road range incident in South Florida, killing the aggressor, before dying of a gunshot wound himself.
Keith Byrne reportedly accidentally cut off another car in traffic. When the two vehicles reached a stoplight, the passenger in the other car approached Byrne.
At the light, 22-year-old Andre Sinclair, who was in the passenger seat, got out of the car with a gun.
Sinclair’s girlfriend, who was driving, told police she tried to hold him back. The couple’s infant child was in the backseat.
As Sinclair approached the truck, Byrne said, “my bad.” That’s when Sinclair began shooting, according to police.
Byrne was shot in the chest and died at the scene. Sinclair, who was hit multiple times, died later at a local hospital.
“It’s irrelevant that we are in Davie or Broward. Road rage can happen anywhere at any time. Out there on the roads, we must share the roads with everybody. Everybody is trying to get somewhere, school, work, home, uh everybody is in a rush to get somewhere. But when we start letting our tempers get involved, bad things happen,” said Sgt. Mark Leone.
Had Sinclair lived, he would have been judged as the aggressor and charged with murder.
A GuFundMe account has been set up for Byrne’s family.