Published Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017|9:21 p.m.
Updated 13 minutes ago
A male was shot and eliminated and the presumed shooter, who informed showing up officers he ‘d felt threatened before pulling the trigger, was apprehended following an apparent road rage event Thursday night in a northwest valley neighborhood, inning accordance with Metro Police.
Gunfire appeared about 7:15 p.m. on Swamp Rose Avenue, near Fort Apache Road and Grand Teton Drive, City homicide system Lt. Dan McGrath stated in an instruction broadcast online.
The suspected shooter, a guy in his 60s, called 911 after shooting the other guy, who is likewise in his 60s, McGrath said.
It wasn’t instantly clear where the event including the two pickup trucks started, however it ended in the middle of Swamp Rose, McGrath stated. The suspect told officers that there ‘d been some sort of cutting off and braking going on before the shooting.
The suspect informed officers that the guy who he supposedly eliminated had gotten out of his truck and approached the other lorry, McGrath said. Feeling threatened, the male stated, he fired off a single.45 quality round into the male’s head.
The fatally wounded man, who was riding solo, did not appear to be armed, McGrath said. Investigators were speaking with among several family members of the suspect who was in the truck with him.
As of about 9:45 p.m., the suspect, who was cooperating with police, was not under arrest, however there was an opportunity that might alter within the next couple of hours, McGrath said. Homicide detectives had actually not talked to him.
The road rage event “led to a death that didn’t need to occur,” McGrath stated. “It appears like (the suspect) had a chance to repel.”
More details were not right away readily available.