Adolfo Gonzalez, a 25-year-old Latino male, was shot to death, after getting involved in an argument with a driver who had rear-ended the car in which Gonzalez was a passenger, according to stories in the NY Post and Daily News.
Gonzalez, a truck driver, was riding in a friend's black Acura when it was rear-ended by another car at the corner of White Plains Road and Morris Park Avenue in the Bronx. Gonzalez got out to look at the damage and got into an argument with driver Antoine Lewis whom he knew from the neighborhood, according to the News story.
Lewis and friends rode off but hailed a cab, and returned to the scene of the accident where Lewis allegedly shot Gonzalez several times. A gun was later found in the cab, and Lewis was later charged with second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon. Police were investigating whether the car accident was a ruse to get back at Gonzalez for some perceived slight.
The News caught up with Gonzalez' mother Maria Castillo, a special education teacher, who said: "He's the only thing I have. He was a very nice boy - a lovely boy. It's a shame what happened. I have a lot of questions, but I don't have answers to them."