Case of road rage ends in shooting, victim dead
Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - It started as a case of road rage has ended with one person dead as results of injuries sustained.
Sgt. Maria Hawke tells KGUN that on October 4, officers were advised of shots fired in the vicinity of East 22nd Street and South Santa Rita. When officers to the area, they located a white pickup truck near the intersection of East 22nd Street and South Santa Rita. The truck was occupied by two adult men, one of which was suffering from possible gunshot wounds.
Tucson Fire responded to the location of the vehicle and transported 22-year-old David Uribe to a local hospital. However, Uribe has succumbed to his injuries. The other occupant of the vehicle was not injured during the incident.
Detectives responded to the scene and learned that a white pickup truck had been traveling westbound on East 22nd Street at approximately 7:30 p.m. on October 4, 2012. While at the intersection of East 22nd Street and South Tucson Boulevard, the occupants of a red passenger car began to engage in an altercation with the occupants of the white pickup truck, says Hawke. The altercation continued as both vehicles traveled westbound on East 22nd Street. At one point, both vehicles ended up in a neighborhood north of East 22nd Street.
Detectives received information that shots were fired from the red passenger car towards the white pickup truck near the intersection of East 21st Street and South Highland. Another round of shots were fired near the intersection of East 21st Street and South Mountain. The red passenger vehicle fled in an unknown direction shortly after the second round of gunshots. The white pickup truck traveled a short distance further before ultimately coming to a stop in the vicinity of East 22nd Street and South Santa Rita.
Tucson Police are asking for the help of the public who may be able to provide further details regarding the red passenger car and it's occupants.
Anyone who was in the area of East 22nd Street (between South Tucson Boulevard and South Park Avenue) at approximately 7:30 p.m. on October 4, 2012 may have seen the vehicles and/or altercation.
Anyone that saw the vehicles or have information pertaining to this case are asked to contact please 9-1-1 or 88-Crime. Additionally, anonymous text-based tips can be submitted utilizing the TipSoft program.