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Arizona Off-Duty Fire Captain Shot, Killed During Road Rage Incident

Arizona Off-Duty Fire Captain Shot, Killed During Road Rage Incident

By    |   Monday, 05 February 2018 09:18 AM

In Arizona, an off-duty fire captain was shot and killed by an aggressive 21-year-old driver early on Sunday morning, police said.

The suspect, Hezron Parks, was arrested several hours after the shooting and is now facing second-degree murder charges for the death of 34-year-old Tempe Fire Department captain Kyle Brayer, The Arizona Republic noted.

The incident reportedly took place at around 2:30 a.m., when Brayer and several others were riding in a golf cart headed south on Civic Center Plaza in downtown Scottsdale when a red Scion TC coup allegedly drove behind them and rear-ended the cart.

Brayer was fatally shot in the head when he got off the cart to approach the driver's side window of the vehicle, according to Fox News.

The suspect then fled the scene in his car, allegedly hitting other vehicles as he sped away.

An anonymous witness, who claimed that his vehicle was clipped by the suspect's car, said that he heard the gunshot and then saw a vehicle speed away, KNXV-TV reported.

"This red car split traffic, just kind of booked it out of there. So, I assume that was the car that the shot came from," the witness said. "It hit my mirror. It didn't do any damage. It maybe clipped the front bumper a little bit, but then the cars behind me got it worse."

Parks was arrested on Sunday evening, according to The Arizona Republic.

Brayer's death has sent shockwaves through the community.

"He was the total package," said Josh Reynolds, a friend of Brayer's, according to Fox News. "He was successful at everything he did and will be missed by all."

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