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Man fatally shot by driver after banging on a car window in Miramar

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A man was fatally shot Wednesday morning near a gas station in Miramar authorities confirmed.

The incident occurred around 2:40 a.m. near a Shell gas station on Miramar Parkway and U.S. 441.

According to Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues, a driver was stopped at a red light when a man came up to his vehicle and started banging on the door and window.

Rues said some sort of altercation unfolded and the person who banged on the window was fatally shot.

According to authorities, the driver told officers that he fired one round because the other man was yelling threats at him and he was afraid that the man was trying to enter his vehicle.

Police said the driver and a witness both called 911 after the shooting.

Rue said authorities do not believe the men knew each other prior to the shooting.

The driver has been taken into custody, but it’s unclear if he will face charges.

Police have not released the names of either man.