Driver Yelled Racial Slurs At 81-Year-Old Man He Then Fatally Ran Over With His Truck: Cops
A Florida man has been charged with murdering an 81-year-old man by violently running over him with his pickup truck, police say.
Kyle Hannover, 26, was allegedly intoxicated the evening of April 13 when he got into an argument with Luis Angel Dominguez before telling the Cuban grandfather to "get out of his country" and "to speak English," according to witnesses quoted in an arrest report.
Broward County Sheriff's officials say Hannover, 26, hurled rocks at Dominguez's car, prompting the victim to step out of the vehicle.
"Hannover then got into his white Ford Ranger truck and drove directly toward the victim striking him with the pickup," a police statement said.
In surveillance footage, police say Hannover's truck was seen to "violently bounce up and down as if running over a large object," according to the police report.
As they watched the elderly man bleed to death, bystanders made a desperate call to 911 operators, who they asked to forgo an ambulance and just send a medivac helicopter, a witness recalled.
Hannover was at the Everglades area park fishing with an acquaintance prior to the alleged murder. However, the acquaintance left before Dominguez was killed, police said.
The acquainance drove a white Ford F-150 towing a boat that was captured by the park’s security cameras leaving the park and initially identified as the suspect's.
After news reports showed footage of the truck, the acquaintance went to Fort Lauderdale police.
Hannover was arrested Thursday on suspicion of commiting homicide without premeditation. He appeared in a courtroom Friday where he was ordered held without bail.