Fort Lauderdale, FL (May 17, 2019) – 29-year-old Harrison DaCosta was arrested for second-degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting of a motorcyclist in Fort Lauderdale.
Police say that DaCosta shot another man who had been stopped on his motorcycle on Thursday night at the intersection of Powerline Road and Cypress Creek Road when the light was red. DaCosta then fled in his Honda Civic but was found in Oakland Park by police.
Investigators are still investigating but have not yet been able to determine if the incident was an act of road rage or if the verbal dispute took place about the shooting.
Several witnesses have since come forward and said that they saw DaCosta pin the motorcycle against the curb so that the motorcyclist was not able to leave, which is when he then shot him. One of the victims said that he shot him quickly four times.
DaCosta is being held without bond at this time.
Fort Lauderdale Second-Degree Murder Laws
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