By Staff

BOSTON (CBS) — A Florida doctor has been arrested in connection with a Boston truck driver’s 2019 shooting death while he was behind in the wheel in Vermont.

In November 2019, Roberto Fonseca-Rivera was shot and killed while he was driving a produce truck along Route 103 in Rockingham, Vermont.

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Vermont State Police said on Thursday that 49-year-old Jozsef Piri, of Naples, is now in custody and charged with second-degree murder. Investigators do not believe they knew each other, but determined Piri was driving near Fonseca-Rivera’s delivery truck.

“Piri lived in Connecticut at the time and was returning home from a property he owned in Londonderry, Vermont,” police said. “Detectives reviewed surveillance footage, GPS data, photographs and other information to determine that Piri was driving immediately in front of Fonseca-Rivera just before the shooting occurred.”

Police did not share the motive behind the alleged murder. Piri will be arraigned in Vermont, pending extradition from Florida.

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Roberto Fonseca-Rivera’s produce truck found on the side of the road. (Photo Courtesy: Vermont State Police)

The CBS affiliate in Fort Myers reports that Piri is a doctor in Naples, and “listed online as being board certified in internal medicine, specializing in a variety of aspects of primary care for adults and geriatrics.”

Fonseca-Rivera, 44, was driving for the Katsiroubas Bros. produce company out of Hyde Park at the time of his death.

“When I first heard of what happened, I was in shock,” company owner Ted Katsiroubas told WBZ-TV at the time. “Every interaction I had with him was positive, always smiling, shook my hand. One thing that I’ve been hearing a lot is that he was always in uniform, always on time, very dedicated employee.”

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