SURPRISE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Some scary dash cam video shows tense moments as a suspect opens fire on a driver.

"That’s scary, you know, someone is pointing a weapon at you and that weapon can be very dangerous," said the driver, Joseph Poschner.

He said he had just finished his shift driving for Uber and was at a liquor store drive-thru.

On Feb. 12 at around 7:30 p.m., the Surprise Police Department received a call from Proschner, who said someone had just shot at him.

The whole confrontation was captured on video by a camera mounted to the victim’s dashboard. 

"They said the video quality was outstanding," said Poschner, who gave it to police. "They said it was a main reason why they were able to capture this guy so quickly."

Proschner told police he was in the drive-thru of the Bubba’s Market near El Mirage and Greenway roads when he was confronted by two men.

In the video, you can hear one of the men cursing at the victim and yelling at him to leave town.

[DISTURBING RAW VIDEO: Driver shot at by suspect in Surprise]

The victim put his car in reverse and backed out of the drive-through. 

As he was backing up the same man continued to yell at him as he pulled out a handgun. 

Police say the suspect then fired three shots, striking the victim’s vehicle multiple times. 

The victim was able to escape unharmed.

Police have identified the suspect as Baltazar Aguirre, a 27-year-old resident of Surprise.

He was taken into custody and booked into the Maricopa County Fourth Avenue Jail.

He faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police also say he has numerous probation violations.

"I’m very angry, and honestly, I would love to hurt the person that did this," said Poschner. "I won’t, but I will hurt him in the courtroom when this gets finalized."

 


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ObeyLaws

Rapid forward acceleration would have stopped the threat.

nevereasy

I cant think of one single reason that baltizar Aguirre should EVER take another breath of air in a free society ...not one!

MH

Scary situation. Not sure what I would have done in this situation. Draw and fire, run him over or flee. Glad the driver is ok and the perp is behind bars.

MissG

I know the family of the shooter and they are not illegals and neither are his parents or their parents. Just because someone is Mexican doesn't mean they are illegal. I'm glad he got caught. He's a grown man and knows what's right and wrong and choose to shoot anyway. I'm glad the victim is ok.

AZRepublican

Those pesky "Dreamers" are at it again !!

Careman

[yawn]Ooooh so scary Baltizar!

trsalemme

LOL He wanted the guy in the car to leave the city? How about god ole Balty boy leave the country!?

ArizonaG30

"Police also say he has numerous probation violations." Well. now doesn;t Mr. Aguirre know it ILLEGAL for him to have a gun?? And where did he get that get at
"

Wazoolie

Illegal no doubt!

Wayne kenoff

Because every hispanic is illegal, right? I bet you sit at home and fap to animal p***. Slap yourself

nuusmaan

Very good- you know that shooting at people is illegal, no doubt? (Mom pats your head and gives you a cookie.)

trsalemme

No he probably isn't illegal. His mommy and daddy were. The gave birth to him here so he could rely on the democrats welfare, and mommy and daddy didn't have to spend a peso.

Bruce in AZ

Great video, quality wise. Scary scene though. What led up to the shooting?

trsalemme

you just saw it. wanna be thuggy Baltyzar shot at a car. Cuz that's how those hardcore surprise thugs get down. Why cant this stuff happen to people like me who have decades of weapons training, and am always carrying.....???

Mactact

Totally agree. Muzzle to the mouth of these animals!

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