TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A man is facing an aggravated assault charge after a road-rage incident ended in a fatal shooting in Tucson on Thursday, March 4.
The Tucson Police Department said David Anthony Rivera, 31, fired five shots at another vehicle after a near collision near Interstate 19 and West Valencia Road.
One of those shots hit Rudolph Vega, 27, in the head. Vega, who was a passenger in the other vehicle, died at a local hospital. Authorities said Rivera may face additional charges.
According to the interim complaint, Rivera told officers Vega rolled down his window and pointed a gun at him. Rivera said he fired because he was in “fear for his life.”
The other people in the vehicle with Vega said Vega did not point a gun at anyone and police said no weapon was found.
As of Monday, March 8, Rivera was not in custody. Anyone with information to call 88-CRIME.