Suspect ID’d in fatal road rage shooting on Cross Bronx Expressway: NYPD

THE BRONX, N.Y. (PIX11) — Investigators have identified the suspect accused of fatally shooting a man during a road rage incident on a Bronx highway in August last year.

Joseph Epsinal, 26, is accused of shooting 40-year-old Fausto Rodriguez on the Cross Bronx Expressway near Jerome Avenue on Aug. 28, 2020, authorities said. First responders rushed him to the hospital but he could not be saved.

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Investigators said the victim’s vehicle was rear-ended by a Ford Edge occupied by four men, who ran from the scene after Rodriguez called 911 to report the incident. One of the passengers and another man then returned to the scene in a grey Toyota SUV and fought with the victim before he was shot, police said.

The two men fled the scene in the Toyota, which was later found abandoned, police said.

Rodriguez was a father of four and the family has set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral expenses.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting crimestoppers.nypdonline.org , downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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