Family of road rage victim asking for public's help

TUCSON, Ariz. - A family pleading for the publics help as their father clings to life.  

60-year-old, Harold Stombaugh was on his way home from work when an unidentified man shot him in the head after a road rage incident at the wheel. 

"Just to shoot someone randomly in the middle of traffic on a main road and just drive off - I don't understand. He can be out there doing it to someone else," says Harmony Stombaugh, daughter of victim.

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Stombaugh and his son who didn't want to show his face - were on their way home from work last Monday during rush hour traffic when the unthinkable happened on Ajo and 12th. 

 

 

The driver of the car, his son recently got his permit and says his father was teaching him how drive so he could help drive him to and from work. 

After a brief altercation with the suspect, the son tells KGUN9, "The guy (suspect) sped up and I looked over and him and my dad were arguing. Then I looked back over and they flipped my dad off."

That's when the suspect shot at the car. The family says, one bullet went through the door and the other through the window hitting Stombaugh in the head. "When he got shot, he passed out on my lap - I thought he died," says his son. 

Now, the family hopes the public will help police identify the suspect.

Tucson Police are looking for a Hispanic male in his 30s. Police say, he has a muscular build, dark skin and slicked back black hair.

Description of car:

  • 2000-2005 maroon Jeep or Grand Cherokee
  • Lifted with silver rims,
  • Dark tint  
  • Large sticker in back window of tachometer/speedometer. 

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