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1 man dead, another arrested in Chandler road rage shooting

November 14, 2021 GMT

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in an apparent road rage shooting that left a man dead, Chandler police said Sunday.

Police said there was an altercation between two drivers around 3 p.m. Saturday.

Investigators said 37-year-old Christopher Pelkey was stopped at a red light when he got out of his pickup truck and approached the driver of the car behind him, later identified as 50-year-old Gabriel Paul Horcasitas.

Police said Horcasitas allegedly fired multiple shots at Pelky as he approached.

Pelky was unarmed at the time of the shooting and was taken to a hospital where he died, according to police who said Horcasitas stayed at the scene for authorities police to arrive.

Police said Horcasitas has been booked into the Maricopa County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder, drive-by shooting and three counts of endangerment.

It was unclear Sunday if Horcasitas has a lawyer yet who can speak on his behalf about the case.