Driver who allegedly pointed gun at man in Avondale road rage incident arrested
AVONDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- A man accused of pointing a gun at another driver in an Avondale road rage incident caught on camera has been found. Avondale officers took Bryan Duran into custody on Wednesday evening.
The road rage incident was caught on Fransisco Garcia’s dash camera last Saturday just after 5 p.m. Garcia says he was driving home from the movies when Duran’s black Dodge Durango drifted into his lane. Garcia then went around Duran’s car and cut him off. However, when Garcia pulled up to a red light at McDowell Road and Avondale Boulevard, Duran got out of his car and went over towards Garcia’s car. This is when Garcia turned his dash camera toward his face to record what happened next.
The video shows Duran pointing a gun at Garcia and yelling at him through the window, police said. According to court paperwork, Duran began punching the window and walked away from Garcia’s car. According to court documents, Garcia then got out of his car to take a photo of Duran’s license plate, but Duran tried to take Garcia’s phone away. Court paperwork says the two men began fighting until a bystander broke up the fight. Duran then got in his car and left.
Court documents say the road rage incident was caught on Garcia’s front and back dash cameras, Avondale traffic cameras, and witness recording the scene. Officers pulled over Duran on I-10 just east of 75th Avenue, and he was taken into custody. Duran said he would not talk to officers without an attorney.
Police searched Duran’s home in Goodyear and found the gun used in the incident, according to court paperwork. Police said Duran also had a prior felony conviction of a marijuana possession charge in 2004. He was booked on two counts of aggravated assault, one count of disorderly conduct with a weapon, one count of carrying a weapon with a felony, one count of possession of a weapon by a prohibited person and one count of assault.
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