Tow-truck procession honors shooting victim

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by The Associated Press

Video reports by Jill Galus and Bruce Haffner, Fort McDowell Casino News Chopper

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 20 at 7:13 AM

PHOENIX (AP) -- The tow truck of a driver killed by a gunman rode on a flat-bed truck to a cemetery in north Phoenix with an escort of dozens of other tow trucks.

The Monday morning procession to the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona honored Michael Psalidas.

The 49-year-old Army veteran was one of two men who police said were killed by ex-convict Andrew J. Rael in separate shootings before Rael was killed by police in a March 10 shootout on Interstate 10 in Tempe.

Psalidas was gunned down March 9 outside a Buckeye auto repair business.

Police said the other victim was Daniel Scott White, a 26-year-old convenience store clerk who was shot March 10 at the Glendale store where he worked.

Editor's note: The video above was edited to correct an error in which 3TV stated that Andrew Rael shot and killed Detective John Hobbs. Rael was not involved in that incident.

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