Vehicle Make Identified in Phoenix Shooting. Friend of Victim Not Considered Suspect

Since our prior post on the bizarre murder of a Phoenix woman over the weekend, the Phoenix Police Department has identified the make of a vehicle believed to have been used in the shooting.

According to Phoenix police spokesman Sergeant Trent Crump, authorities are seeking a white 2000-2005 model Ford Expedition they say was driven by the killer during the shooting, which left 22-year-old Alexcia Salsberry dead.

Crump also says that a friend of Salsberry's who was arguing with her at the time of the shooting is not a suspect.

"As far as we can tell, she was a victim in this, too," Crump tells New Times.

He says the vehicle description was provided by independent sources who witnessed the shooting.

About 2 a.m. yesterday, the two women were driving home from a party in west Phoenix. The women got into an argument, Phoenix police say, and stopped the car at a tire store near 50th Avenue and McDowell Road.

While stopped, police say an unknown suspect pulled up next to the two women and asked if everything was alright. The girls said everything was fine, and pulled away from the man.

It was then that the women heard a "pop" -- police say the man fired a bullet through the back window of the victim's car, fatally wounding Alexcia Salsberry, who was riding in the passenger seat.

The suspect then took off.

The surviving woman got help from a bystander, who called police.

The suspect is described as Hispanic in his 20s, with a bald or shaved head. At the time of the shooting, he was wearing a light-colored t-shirt and he was driving an SUV matching the description provided above. 

Anyone with any info about the shooting is asked to call Phoenix Police at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness at 480- WITNESS. For Spanish call 480-TESTIGO

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