Man on motorcycle sought in Phoenix shooting

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PHOENIX -- A man was hospitalized in critical condition Thursday night after a verbal argument turned violent.

Phoenix Police said two men were driving eastbound on Beardsley Road when a high beam headlight from a motorcycle began approaching from behind.

The 57-year-old driver proceeded to stop the truck, forcing the motorcycle to stop behind them. The driver then got into an argument with the man on the motorcycle about the headlight.

The two men in the truck eventually left and drove to a friend’s house east of 29th Street on Escuda.

The men left the friend’s house a few minutes later. As they approached 29th Street and Escuda they saw what they believed was the same motorcycle do a U-turn and pull up behind them.

The driver of the truck once again started yelling at the man on the motorcycle, who responded by pulling out a gun and shooting the driver once.

The other man in the truck got out of the vehicle, but the driver of the motorcycle pointed his gun at him and ordered him back in the truck. The suspect then fled the scene on his motorcycle.

The suspected shooter is described as a white male in his early 30s. He's reportedly clean shaven with long, blond hair. He drives a black or dark blue sport motorcycle with a white back and front end.

Anyone who may know anything about Thursday night’s shooting is being asked to contact the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.