Man accused in neighbor's shooting death found not guilty

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Kenneth David Kammes (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Kenneth David Kammes (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

An Apache Junction man charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of his neighbor has been found not guilty.

Kenneth David Kammes was arrested in 2014 in the shooting death of Jordan Sirhan, 23.

MCSO said Kammes knew the victim. They were driving in separate cars when they collided.

Police say the pair was driving down Broadway yelling at each other and then Kammes got out of the vehicle and shot at the victim's silver car at least two times.

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Sirhan was flown to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center where he died from his injuries. 

According to court documents, Kammes had told sheriff's detectives he was being harassed by Sirhan, and that this all started over $200 Sirhan owed him.

But the victim's family says it was the other way around, that it was Kammes who was doing the harassing.

Now, a jury has found Kammes not guilty of second-degree murder.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery released the following statement about the verdict:

“We obviously believed there was a reasonable likelihood of a conviction for 2nd degree murder. Under our system of criminal justice it is the jury, though, that has the final say.  As much as we respect the jury’s verdict when they agree with our assessment of guilt, we likewise must accept the jury’s determination when they find otherwise.”

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