CRIME

Road rage incident leads to one dead in shooting

Oct 26, 2022, 12:07 PM | Updated: 5:22 pm
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SANDY, Utah — The Sandy Police Department has confirmed that one person died after a shooting in Sandy Wednesday morning that began with a road rage incident. Police said authorities responded to the shooting at 9:33 a.m. at 106 South Holiday Park Drive in Sandy. 

The victim was a 40-year-old man who was shot once. He was initially taken to the hospital but was later pronounced dead.

Police have a man in custody, Rodrigo A. Monroy Jr. Furthermore, police said in a probable cause statement the incident began on I-15.

According to the statement, Monroy cut off another vehicle and then followed it off the freeway. 

Once both vehicles were stopped, the victim exited his car and approached Monroy, who was sitting in his vehicle. Upon approaching, the 40-year-old man struck the vehicle in some manner and Monroy then pulled out a gun. 

The victim then attempted to gain control of the firearm but once Monroy had control back, he shot the victim once in the chest. 

This story will be updated as more information is received. 

Samantha Herrera contributed to this story. 

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