Thrown beer can leads to fatal shooting in Florida 

The victim said he “couldn’t believe” he’d been shot, court records said.

A Florida man allegedly threw a beer can as a dune buggy passed him, then fatally shot the driver after a confrontation, according to court records.

The alleged shooter, Wallace Mannin Kirkland, 59, of Sorrento, Florida, was standing on the side of a road with his wife and their neighbor when another man drove by in a dune buggy, according to an arrest affidavit. Kirkland “either attempted to or did throw a beer can” over the vehicle as it passed, leading to a confrontation between the driver and Kirkland.

“I’m going to kill you,” the driver allegedly told Kirkland after exiting his vehicle, according to the affidavit.

Witnesses to the incident told authorities they could not see any weapons in the victim’s hand, and the affidavit noted that the victim was both “outnumbered and physically smaller” than Kirkland and his neighbor.

“Based on multiple interviews with witnesses, it appeared that Mr. Kirkland and [the victim] had several verbal altercations in the past,” according to the arrest affidavit.

Kirkland was arrested around midnight on May 13 and charged with manslaughter and aggravated battery. He briefly held on a $40,000 bail.