Motorcyclist arrested in shooting death of cyclist on Rickenbacker Causeway

Authorities Police

Kadel Piedrahita, a cycling enthusiast who live-streamed a violent rant about a fellow biker before a morning ride earlier this week across the Rickenbacker Causeway, was arrested Friday in the fatal shooting of the man during an altercation that was caught live on video.

Piedrahita, 41, was picked up by police at his home Friday morning and was charged with single counts of second-degree murder with a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm.

Police sought to question Piedrahita most of the day Wednesday after several videos surfaced of the early Wednesday morning confrontation on the bridge that clearly showed him firing a weapon. They were stymied when Piedrahita invoked his right not to speak and requested an attorney.

Piedrahita was arrested without incident after two cyclists who rode with the group on Wednesday came forward to counter his attorney’s claim that Piedrahita acted in self-defense, a law enforcement source said.

Source: Miami Herald