An Apache Junction man has been arrested in connection with a fatal road-rage shooting that followed a collision the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 1, just outside of the Apache Junction city limits.
Kenneth Kammes, 49, is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder. His bond has been set at $750,000, Officer Chris Hegstrom, a spokesman for the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, said during a phone interview Oct. 3.
The shooting happened at Broadway and Mountain roads before 9 a.m., MCSO spokesman Lt. Brandon Jones told CBS5 News.
MCSO said suspect Kammes knew the victim, 23-year-old Jordan Sirhan of Apache Junction.
Suspect Kammes had problems with Mr. Sirhan since 2013 over a $200 debt, Officer Hegstrom said. Shortly before the shooting, Mr. Sirhan threw a cup of iced tea at the vehicle belonging to suspect Kammes, who then threw his fast-food cup of iced tea back at Mr. Sirhan’s vehicle, Officer Hegstrom said.
Mr. Sirhan rammed suspect Kammes vehicle, after which the suspect fired up to seven rounds from a handgun, according to MCSO. Mr. Sirhan was hit three times, Officer Hegstrom said.
The victim was flown by medical helicopter to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center where he died from his injuries, according to CBS5 News.
Two people saw the shooting and tried to help the victim, deputies said.
Suspect Kammes fled but was later apprehended, according to CBS5 News.
A stretch of Broadway was closed east of Signal Butte as sheriff’s deputies investigated the homicide, according to CBS5 News.
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