A man threatens family with handgun after holiday shopping
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - One man threatened another man with a handgun after the two got into a verbal altercation while driving back from holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day.
Tucson police responded to the area of Speedway Blvd and Kolb Road on Thursday, Nov. 22 at around 8:15 p.m. after a report of an aggravated assault, according to Sgt. Chris Widmer with the Tucson Police Department.
Widmer tells KGUN9 that the victim told police he was a riding in a vehicle with his family, including his 11-year-old cousin while exiting the Walmart parking lot at 7150 E. Speedway Blvd.
While waiting in a long line of cars, the victim says the driver in the vehicle behind his car began honking and yelling. The victim exchanged words with the other driver before pulling out onto Speedway Blvd, according to Widmer.
Both vehicles pulled up to a red light on Speedway Blvd., and the drivers began exchanging words once again. The driver of the second vehicle then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim.
The victim vehicle quickly fled the area and called 9-1-1. The second vehicle headed eastbound onto Speedway Blvd, according to Widmer.
On Sunday, Nov. 25, an officer assigned to the case followed up and was able to locate the second vehicle at an apartment complex. The officer interviewed the driver and a woman who was a passenger in the second vehicle at the time of the incident.
The officer established probable cause to arrest the driver, 25-year-old Mark Tuareyev on one count of reckless display of a weapon, Widmer says.
The weapon was recovered by the officer and Tuareyev was booked into the Pima County Jail.