Elderly Father Shot Son in Dirty Dishes Dispute: Miami-Dade Police

Man, 78, facing attempted murder charge in shooting of son

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013  |  Updated 12:49 PM EDT
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An elderly Miami-Dade man is facing an attempted murder charge after he shot his son during a dispute over dirty dishes, police said.

Rangel Roman, 78, is charged with attempted second-degree murder in the Tuesday morning shooting of his son in the 3900 block of Southwest 92nd Avenue in Westchester, police said.

Roman was being held on $10,000 bond Wednesday and it was unknown whether he has an attorney.


According to police and an arrest affidavit, Roman and his son, who is in his 40s and lives with his dad, were in a verbal dispute "over food preparation and dirty dishes."

At one point, the son walked into a bedroom and Roman became "intimidated" and assumed his son had armed himself with a knife, the affidavit said.

Roman took a pistol out of his pocket and fired five shots at his son, hitting him in the abdomen once, the affidavit said. The son was taken to Kendall Regional Hospital in critical but stable condition.


According to Roman, he and his son have a long history of domestic disputes and his son often punches or throws things around the house to intimidate him, the affidavit said.

"The defendant stated that due to the intimidation the victim has subjected him to, he has been forced to carry a firearm while he is in his own house," the affidavit said.

Roman told officers he thought he had only fired two shots at his son, the affidavit said.

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