Justin Ray Boersma, 19, has been charged with first degree murder
A showdown at a Starbucks drive-thru ended with a man shot and a teenager charged with first-degree murder.
The teen was reportedly cut in front of another driver, causing the driver to bang on the teen’s window and rip off a door handle.
However, when the other driver returned to his car, the teenager reportedly fired shots and killed the other driver.
The incident took place around noon on Wednesday at a Starbucks in Lake Worth Beach, Florida.
19-year-old Justin Ray Boersma reportedly cut in front of a truck with his Nissan Versa in the drive-thru line, according to witnesses cited in an arrest report.
After the cut-off, a man, Samuel Joseph Rossetti, 31, got out of his black Chevrolet Silverado and headed for Boersma’s Versa.
Rossetti reportedly started banging on the car’s side window and then ripped the handle off the door before walking back to his own car.
31-year-old Samuel Joseph Rossetti was killed in a shooting at a Starbucks in Florida on Wednesday
The incident began after Boersma allegedly cut Rossetti off the drive-thru line
Boersma later told the detectives that his girlfriend and child were in his car, as well as another friend.
Boersma’s girlfriend shouted during the alleged attack “We have a baby in the car,” he added.
Boersma reportedly armed himself with a pistol and fired three shots at Rossetti before driving away. He told detectives he was concerned about the safety of his family and believed Rossetti could retrieve a gun.
As he drove away, witnesses saw that Boersma had allegedly hit another car with his vehicle. He would later say he fled so he could call a lawyer before surrendering.
The arrest report shows that Boersma has not seen Rossetti with a weapon Orlando Sentinel.
Delegates and a civilian with medical training administered CPR to Rossetti until help could arrive.
Rossetti then began to return to his car when he was shot three times
Pictured: Investigators are investigating the scene after Wednesday’s deadly shooting
He was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
A neighboring company did record the incident with surveillance cameras, but that footage has not been publicly released.
Deputies used the license plate seen by witnesses to follow Boersma to a house ten blocks from the shooting.
A video recorded by a surveillance drone showed a man covering the Nissan Versa with a tarpaulin, although it is not clear whether Boersma was that man.
Then several people in the house took off in a Nissan Sentra, which was stopped by a traffic stop led by deputies.
According to the arrest report, a gun was found in a plastic bag under a child’s car seat during a house search.
Deputies were able to track down Boersma and arrest him during a traffic stop
Boersma is currently being held without bond on charges of first degree murder
The man driving the car, who was not Boersma, pleaded ignorance about the gun and claimed it was not his.
However, the caliber of the gun matched the grenades at the shooting site and was collected as evidence, according to investigators.
In total there were five people in the Sentra, including Boersma, his girlfriend and the child. Passengers from Rossetti’s car were then taken to the stopping area, where records show they identified Boersma as the shooter.
Boersma has also been accused of firing a weapon in public and is relentlessly detained.
A criminal defense attorney believes Boersma may have a case under Florida’s infamous Stand Your Ground law.
“I think this is a case that was actually built for the Stand Your Ground law,” Palm Beach County attorney Patrick McKamey said. CBS 12. “It looks like a great thing.”
“ The defense can reasonably argue, it is unreasonable to think that if he is not afraid for his life or the lives of those in the vehicle, why would someone with a baby in the car start shooting, ” McKamey added.
Rossetti leaves behind a family, including a foster son.