MIAMI » A South Florida man has been indicted on first-degree murder charges after authorities say he shot someone during a dispute over a dog defecating in a yard.
A grand jury indicted Omar Rodriguez on Wednesday after Miami-Dade police say he fired two shots at Jose Rey for allegedly letting his dog defecate on Rodriguez’ son’s lawn. Rey died of his injuries late last month.
Rodriguez’s attorney, Alan Ross, says Rey started the argument and came after Rodriguez with a knife.
The Miami Herald reports the shooting was the culmination of years of stalking, threats and false allegations lobbed by Rodriguez against various residents. Rodriguez has been arrested several times, but never served serious jail time.
Neighbors have filed more than 140 complaints with police about Rodriguez since 2008. Rodriguez has also filed numerous hand-written lawsuits against neighbors and police.