Arrest made in Miami Rickenbacker causeway bicyclist shooting

Posted at 2:56 PM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-16 14:57:57-04

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say a Florida man has been arrested two days after a bicyclist's fatal shooting on a Miami causeway.

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle says 41-year-old Kadel Piedrahita was taken into custody Friday morning.

Piedrahita's attorney Sabino Jauregui says the shooting was in self-defense.

The Miami Herald posted a Facebook live video by Piedrahita that shows him approaching a group of bicyclists Wednesday morning on Rickenbacker Causeway, which connects Miami to Key Biscayne. An argument begins, and the camera falls, blocking visuals. But someone can be heard yelling "Dispara, dispara!" Spanish for "Shoot, shoot!"

One of the riders was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.

Police spokesman Freddie Cruz says police are investigating the relationship between the shooter and victim.