Man indicted on second-degree murder in road rage shooting death of 8-year-old in Phoenix

Nov 29, 2022, 4:00 PM

Sidney Garrand (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)...

Sidney Garrand (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Photo)

PHOENIX — A man has been indicted on second-degree murder in the road rage shooting death of an 8-year-old girl in Phoenix last month.

Sidney Garrand, 48, is accused of being the aggressor in an Oct. 27 incident near 16th Street and Greenway Parkway, according to Phoenix police.

Garrand 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 died of her injuries, police said.

Garrand was also indicted on one count of attempt to commit second-degree murder, three counts of endangerment, one count of discharge of a firearm at a structure and one count of unlawful discharge of a firearm within city limits.

He is being held on a $500,000 cash-only bond.

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Man indicted on second-degree murder in road rage shooting death of 8-year-old in Phoenix