Sign in to comment!

Menu
Home

Homicide

Florida man faces murder charge in fatal shooting of man in wheelchair begging for money

A South Florida man is facing murder and other charges in the fatal shooting of a man in a wheelchair who was begging for change along a busy roadway.

Miami-Dade police say 27-year-old Rodney Louis shot the victim multiple times Tuesday on an Interstate 95 ramp and fled. Officers soon spotted the car, which led them on a high-speed I-95 chase before the vehicle crashed.

The victim was identified as 58-year-old Israel Zerquera of Miami.

Louis was being held Wednesday without bail on charges of first-degree murder, grand theft and fleeing police. A handgun believed used in the shooting found in Louis' car turned out to be stolen.

No motive was given for the crime. Louis declined to speak with investigators, and no attorney was listed for him.

Bank Rates

Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
30 Y Fixed Graph 3.83% dw 3.86%  
15 Y Fixed Graph 2.95% up 2.94%  
30 Y Fixed Jumbo Graph 4.27% up 4.24%  
5/1 ARM Graph 3.13% up 3.05%  
5/1 Jumbo ARM Graph 3.77% up 3.70%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
$30K HELOC Graph 4.40% up 4.38%  
$50K HELOC Graph 4.07% up 4.06%  
$30K Loan Graph 4.54% dw 4.56%  
$50K Loan Graph 4.20% -- 4.20%  
$75K Loan Graph 4.20% -- 4.20%  
Loan Type Graph Rate +/- Last Week
36 M New Graph 3.07% dw 3.08%  
36 M Used Graph 3.29% dw 3.30%  
48 M New Graph 3.05% dw 3.06%  
48 M Used Graph 2.96% up 2.87%  
60 M New Graph 3.13% dw 3.14%  
Loan Type Graph Yield +/- Last Week
6 month Graph 0.37% up 0.36%  
1 yr Graph 0.61% -- 0.61%  
5 yr Graph 1.44% dw 1.48%