Victim of Apparent Road Rage Incident Dies From Gunshot Wound
The victim of an apparent road rage incident has died from his injuries, the Phoenix Police Department confirmed this afternoon.
The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Jesus Carrasco.
Get the details, which we reported this morning, after the jump.
Carrasco, his girlfriend, and the couple's two children were driving near 83rd Avenue and Thomas Road early Sunday morning.
Carrasco, driving a pickup truck, was stopped at a traffic light when an argument broke out between him and another driver also stopped at the light.
The argument continued as the two cars drove east on Interstate 10.
Then shit got real.
Carrasco's girlfriend reported hearing a popping sound. When she looked over at her boyfriend, he'd been shot in the back of the head.
The girlfriend was able to reach over the wounded Carrasco and bring the truck to a stop. Neither the girlfriend nor the children were hurt in the incident.
Carrasco was taken to an area hospital where he was in "extremely critical condition." He was taken off life support yesterday afternoon.
The suspect vehicle is described as a black, two-door sports car, possibly a newer model Chevrolet Cavalier, and may have custom rims.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Phoenix Police at (602)262-6151 or Silent Witness at (480)W-I-T-N-E-S-S.
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