Police: Man wounded in shootout in road-rage incident

Police: Man wounded in shootout in road-rage incident

PHOENIX (AP) – Phoenix police say a 36-year-old man may be prosecuted after being wounded in a shootout resulting from a road-rage incident.

According to police, the man was shot by another motorist who returned gunfire in a store parking lot following a “traffic altercation” early Thursday morning.

Officer James Holmes says the man’s wound isn’t life-threatening.

Holmes says witnesses support a 24-year-old man’s account that he pulled into the parking lot following a traffic altercation and was about to park when the 36-year-old man drove up and began shooting him.

Holmes says the 24-year-old man then returned fire and called 911 while the other man drove off.

The other man later turned up when friends called 911 for help for his gunshot wound.

Identities weren’t released.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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