Family asks for help finding person of interest in father-to-be's road-rage murder

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by Marie Saavedra

azfamily.com

Posted on January 16, 2012 at 8:38 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 16 at 8:53 PM

PEORIA, Ariz. -- Miles Romanski was months away from being a father for the first time, to a daughter he'll never get to meet. Romanski's aunt and uncle, Cathy and Scott Beck, are mourning the life he had left to live.

"Miles was very excited about life," Cathy said. "We all have our trials and tribulations growing up, and he was very focused and moving forward."

Romanski, 24, was part of a big family, with a lot of love. His aunt says Romanski was with his younger brother, Dallas, driving home around 3 a.m. on Jan 8 when he was shot and killed.

The young men were on Peoria Avenue when police say they became involved in a road rage situation with a 2006 Dodge Charger with the Arizona license plate ARS 9716.

Neighbor Corina Hill heard what happened next.

"All of a sudden I heard a loud sound and then it seemed like five booming sounds, and I knew it was a gunshot," Hill said.

Romanski's car came down 73rd Avenue, leaving skid marks and a broken pole in the front yard where he stopped. Someone aimed and fired at the car, hitting Romanski in the head.

"After the incident, Dallas held Miles in his arms with a bullet hole in his head until the police and medical units showed up," Scott said.

Police still don't know who pulled the trigger, but they're looking to speak with Michael Zamora (pictured above). The 19-year-old is listed as the owner of that Dodge Charger involved in the deadly shooting. Police believe he should know more about who took this father away from his growing family.

"We are hoping for closure," Cathy said. "I think it will help us all to move on. So, anything the community can do to help us locate the person of interest, we really appreciate."

If you've seen Zamora or know where he is you're asked to call the Peoria Police Department at 623-773-8311.

Investigators plan on meeting with the Maricopa County Attorney's Office Tuesday to discuss the next move in the case.

 
 

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