Florida man fatally shoots customer during dispute in Starbucks drive-thru, deputies say

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man fatally shot another customer Wednesday during a dispute at a Starbucks drive-thru, investigators said.

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The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Justin Boersma, 19, cut in front of a truck in line at a Starbucks drive-thru in Lake Worth Beach around noon, WPTV reported.

Surveillance video shows the driver of the truck, Samuel Rossetti, 31, got out and approached Boersma’s car. Rossetti tried unsuccessfully to open the door handle then hit the window with his hand. Rossetti ripped off the door handle then started walking back to his truck when Boersma got out of his Nissan Versa with a Glock 9mm handgun and fired multiple shots at him. Boersma then left the scene.

Investigators arrived to find Rossetti lying on the ground unresponsive. He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Boersma turned himself in to authorities later in the day, WPTV reported. Investigators said that Boersma admitted to shooting Rossetti because he did not know what he might have in his truck, and he was scared for his girlfriend and baby who were also in the car. He said he left the area and did not help Rossetti because he needed to get home to contact his lawyer.

Boersma was arrested and charged with first degree murder and firing a weapon in public, WPTV reported. He is being held in jail without bond.

Justin Boersma, date of birth 4/02/2002, was arrested and booked into the PBC Jail early this morning for yesterday's...

Posted by PBSO - Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, April 29, 2021