Teen fatally shot in road rage incident in West Valley, investigation underway

Aug 15, 2023, 3:00 PM | Updated: Aug 16, 2023, 12:31 pm

PHOENIX — A Phoenix teen is dead after a road rage incident early Tuesday morning on Interstate 10 in the West Valley, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

Tolleson Police Department requested help from AZDPS around 12:45 a.m. for a shooting that took place in the area of 83rd avenue on I-10.

Authorities said the incident involved two vehicles traveling westbound on the interstate.

A passenger in one of the vehicles, 18-year-old Brittany E. Gutierrez-Bugarin, was shot, according to DPS.

The suspect vehicle did not remain at the scene. It was described as a silver or gray Chrysler 200 sedan, DPS said.

Gutierrez-Bugarin was taken to a local hospital in critical condition where she later died of her injuries.

Westbound I-10 was closed at 75th Avenue for several hours Tuesday morning while the scene was under investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 877-428-8477 (4AZ-TIPS) or submit a tip online and reference incident I23047127.

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Teen fatally shot in road rage incident in West Valley, investigation underway