Phoenix road rage suspect accused of murder after 8-year-old girl dies

Nov 1, 2022, 11:07 AM | Updated: 11:08 am
Sidney Garrand (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)...
Sidney Garrand (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)
(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

PHOENIX – The 8-year-old girl shot during a road rage incident last week has died, and the alleged shooter faces a first-degree murder charge, authorities said Tuesday.

Sidney Garrand, 48, was the aggressor in Thursday’s incident near 16th Street and Greenway Parkway, according to the Phoenix Police Department.

He allegedly got out of his Jeep and initiated a fight in the roadway with a 28-year-old man who’d been driving a car with a woman and the girl as passengers.

The man from the car stabbed Garrand during the fight before trying to drive away, police said. Garrand allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired at the car, striking the girl, who was in the back seat.

The girl was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later succumbed to her injuries, police said.

The car driver suffered a minor hand injury that required treatment, and the woman in the vehicle was unharmed.

Garrand, who was initially hospitalized with critical knife wounds, was booked Monday into Maricopa County Jail on multiple counts, including first-degree murder, police said.

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Phoenix road rage suspect accused of murder after 8-year-old girl dies