Marine veteran, 41, is shot and killed while trying to apologize to BMW passenger after a road rage encounter at a Florida stoplight
- Keith Byrne, 41, was shot and killed by Andre Sinclair, 22, on June 7
- Byrne accidentally cut off Sinclair’s girlfriend who was driving a BMW
- He waited for her car to pull up to a stoplight and shouted out ‘my bad’
- Sinclair opened fire, wounding the Marine vet in the chest
- Byrne, who also had a gun, returned fire and shot Sinclair multiple times
- Byrne died at the scene in Davie, Florida, and Sinclair died in the hospital
- Police say they would have charged Sinclair with murder if he’d survived
A Marine veteran has been shot and killed by the passenger of a BMW who opened fire on him as he tried to apologize to its driver for cutting them off on a Florida road.
Keith Byrne, 41, was killed by Andre Sinclair, 22, as he tried to apologize to Sinclair’s girlfriend, who was driving their car, in Davie, a suburb of Miami, on June 7.
Byrne, a father-of-three, accidentally cut the woman off. He was on the phone to a friend at the time and told them that he was waiting for the other vehicle to pull up to a stoplight to say sorry.
From his pick up truck, he told them: ‘My bad.’
Keith Byrne, 41, was killed by Andre Sinclair, 22, as he tried to apologize to Sinclair’s girlfriend, who was driving their car, in Davie, a suburb of Miami, on June 7
Sinclair then reached for his weapon and opened fire as his girlfriend and their 19-month-old daughter sat in the vehicle.
The Marine veteran also had a weapon and returned fire, saying to a friend on the phone: ‘I think I’ve been shot!’
Sinclair died in the hospital two days later and Byrne died at the scene.
Police now say that if Sinclair had survived, they would have charged him with murder.
Sinclair’s girlfriend, shown, had been driving their BMW. She claims she tried to refrain him
Byrne, a father-of-three, returned fire, injuring his shooter multiple times, but died from a gunshot wound to the chest. He is shown with his daughters
His girlfriend, who claims she tried to restrain him when he pulled out his gun, has not been charged.
‘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 said.
Byrne will be laid to rest in a military funeral.
This was the scene of the road rage incident in Davie, Florida, on June 7