Yavapai County officers arrest road rage suspect who shot gun at vehicle

May 2, 2021, 4:00 PM
(Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office photo)...
(Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office photo)
(Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office photo)

PHOENIX — The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a 70-year-old man in connection with a road rage incident that occurred in March.

Erik Engdahl, who was accused of firing a gun at another vehicle near an entrance to Lynx Lake in the Prescott National Forest, was arrested on April 29, according to the press release.

Yavapai County Sheriff David Rhodes said tips from the public helped police identify Engdahl as the suspect.

“I’m grateful for the public’s help and our investigator’s hard work and determination to bring this case to a close,” Rhodes said.

Police found that the appearance of Engdahl’s car was altered and that the vehicle was transported to Las Vegas in an effort to prevent police from connecting Engdahl to the shooting.

Police obtained two search warrants, one at a house in Las Vegas and the other at a home in Prescott.

Yavapai County officials seized Engdahl’s car along with firearms, ammunition, vehicle accessories and other evidence that indicated Engdahl was in the area on the day of the shooting.

The 70-year-old man was booked on charges including attempted homicide, aggravated assault, endangerment and criminal damage.

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Yavapai County officers arrest road rage suspect who shot gun at vehicle