PEMBROKE PINES — The widow of a Pembroke Pines man who was fatally shot on July 24 is pressing police to make an arrest over the incident.
Attorneys for Robin Kiser-Gray are suggesting that the absence of an arrest two and a half weeks after the shooting of Rodney Gray may be due to a possible “stand your ground” self-defense claim by the alleged shooter Rodney Paul.
In their report on the incident, Pembroke Pines police have not referred to such a claim.
Police have provided few details of what happened when, according to the report, Gray, 48, was shot and killed during an “altercation” between him and Paul, 45.
The report said the two men were involved in a confrontation in the gated Hampton Isles community. “Mr. Paul removed a handgun from his person and fired three rounds at Mr. Gray,” the report said.
Police said Gray died at a Memorial Hospital after he “was struck at least two times in the upper torso.”
No details were provided as to what caused the argument and what was the relationship between the two men. Police said no criminal charges have been filed against Paul but that they were treating the case as a homicide and the investigation was continuing.
Kiser-Gray has contacted attorneys Andell Brown and Irvin Daphnis to represent her interests in her husband’s death.
“We are seeking justice for Mr. Gray,” Daphnis said. “As far as we know, Mr. Gray did not have a weapon,” he added.
Brown said the lawyers were getting statements from witnesses. “We’re making sure that we have all of the facts,” he said.
At press time, a State Attorney’s Office spokesperson said there was “nothing logged” into the office regarding the shooting.
This is not necessarily alarming to Brown and Daphnis, because, they said, the time for opening and processing investigations are “at the discretion of the State Attorney.”
Gray is also survived by his wife and their three children.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding the shooting to call the department at 954-431-2200, email to Tips@ppines.com, or call Crimestoppers at 954-493-8477.