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Oct 9, 2012 5:11 PM by Ian Cross

Police looking for suspects in deadly road rage shooting

TUCSON - Police are asking the public's help in locating suspects in a deadly road rage incident that occurred on the evening of October 4 on Tucson's south side.

Officers responded to area near East 22nd Street and South Santa Rita, near Park Avenue, last Thursday evening to find a white pickup truck with two men inside, one suffering from possible gunshot wounds, Tucson Police officials stated in a news release. The man, later identified as 22-year-old David Uribe, was transported to a hospital for his injuries were he later died.

Detectives learned the white truck had been traveling west on East 22nd St. at about 7:30 p.m., and while at the intersection of 22nd St. and Tucson Blvd., the occupants of a red passenger car "began to engage in an altercation with the occupants of the white pickup truck," officials stated.

The altercation continued as both vehicles traveled west on 22nd St., and when both vehicles ended up in a neighborhood north of 22nd St., shots were fired from the red car to the white truck, detectives learned. Another volley of shots was fired near 21st St. and Mountain, after which the red car fled in an unknown direction.

The white pickup truck traveled until it stopped in the vicinity of 22nd St. and Santa Rita, officials stated.
Tucson Police Department is seeking the public's help with further details about the red car and its occupants. Anyone in the area of East 22nd St. between South Tucson Blvd. and South Park Ave. at about 7:30 p.m. on October 4 that may have seen the vehicles and/or altercation is asked to call 911 or 88-CRIME.

Citizens can now submit anonymous text tips using TPD's TipSoft program by texting "CRIMES" (274637) with the keyword "TucsonPD."

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