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Brevard County deputies said man killed after dispute over touching truck

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TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Brevard County authorities say a man died after a dispute over whether he touched another man's pickup truck.

Brevard County Sheriff's spokesman Maj. Tod Goodyear tells the Orlando Sentinel that 67-year-old German Heredia was walking with his granddaughters and their dogs Jan. 5 when Warren Buchanan walked up and accused Heredia of touching his truck.

The two men began arguing. Goodyear says 51-year-old Buchanan then hit Heredia's face, knocking him to the ground and causing him to hit his head.

Heredia was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

The Brevard County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death a homicide caused by trauma to the head.

Buchanan was arrested Friday and faces a manslaughter charged in connection with Heredia's death. It isn't clear if he has an attorney.

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