32°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

Police: Man shot, killed after minor car crash in central Florida

1 year 2 months 3 weeks ago September 14, 2015 Sep 14, 2015 Monday, September 14 2015 September 14, 2015 12:56 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

PORT ORANGE, Fla. - A minor traffic crash led to one man's shooting death and another man's arrest on a second-degree murder charge in central Florida.

Port Orange Police say a van driven by 63-year-old Robert M. Gelles of Holly Hill rear-ended a truck slowing down for a traffic light Sunday afternoon. The truck's driver got out to talk to Gelles, who remained in his van.

Police said that's when Gelles shot 44-year-old Joseph E. Bailey III of New Smyrna Beach. Bailey was pronounced dead at a hospital. An autopsy was scheduled Monday.

Police Chief Gerald Monahan told The Daytona Beach News-Journal surveillance video from a nearby business showed nothing wrong with Bailey's behavior.

Gelles was held without bail. Volusia County jail records don't show whether he has an attorney.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days