Family searches for answers in deadly road rage incident
Pleading for help to catch the killer
Reporter: Sergio Avila
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Benny Alvarez Cazares Junior's family tells 9OYS he was the star of the household. Everywhere you look stars adorn his home, but for a different reason. KGUN9 News asked his daaughter Danielle Duarte what will always remind them of their father.
"Anything that has to do with the Dallas cowboys. He's a cowboys lover," Duarte said.
The logo for the Dallas Cowboys is a blue and silver star. Now the Cazares family is trying to understand why their star has been taken away. Detectives believe road rage may be to blame for his murder at the Jack in the Box near Campbell and Glenn in broad daylight.
"There's certainly people out there who saw the vehicle. It's just a matter of reaching those people and getting them to come forward and either contact 911 or 88-crime," Sgt. Matt Ronstadt, of the Tucson Police Department, said.
Detectives are still trying to get surveillance video that may show what happened. Right now they're simply working off a description of the shooter's truck. It's described as a 2010 or 2011 Toyota Tundra pickup, light brown or champagne in color with an extended cab and a step under the driver side door.
"If you know anything, he left a family that we're looking for closure. We're looking to know at least why this person did this to us. Like I said he's a loving man and I don't think anything in our community would want to go through this," Duarte said.
Cazares' pride and joy was his own car. The same shiny black mustang he was driving before the shooting. His daughters tell us it's even more frustrating to know their lives have changed because of what could have been traffic argument.
"It's not worth taking someone's life over, especially when they have families they have kids. They might be stressed out they might not have meant to do something they might have missed their turn and to get in a fight or altercation over it, it's just ridiculous," Duarte said.