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Glendale PD: Man shot in the nose during Loop 101 road rage incident

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Posted at 3:20 PM, Aug 26, 2019

GLENDALE, AZ — One man was arrested and another was shot in the nose during a Glendale road rage incident on the Loop 101.

Glendale police report that on August 19 officers received multiple calls of a "fluid road rage incident" taking place on the Loop 101 near 59th Avenue.

A man reported to police that another man, later identified as Tevin Monroe Hayes, 32, rammed his vehicle several times and pointed a gun at him. The victim also reported that his 4-year-old son was with him in his truck.

Police say they found two damaged trucks near 59th Avenue and Beardsley Road. The victim reported that Hayes was coming up behind him, so he switched lanes to allow Hayes to pass. Instead, Hayes allegedly followed the victim to the next exit then pulled in front of him and struck his vehicle.

According to court paperwork, he then pointed a gun at the victim telling him, "he needed to stay right there."

The victim drove away, but Hayes allegedly caught up with him again on the 59th Avenue off-ramp. Hayes pointed his gun at the victim again, but this time fired one shot, hitting the victim in the nose, court records show

When questioned, Hayes allegedly told police that the shooting was unintentional and acknowledged seeing the child in the back seat. He reportedly told police that he wanted to make sure the victim stopped for the police so they could investigate the accident. He said his phone was dead or he would have called for help instead.

Hayes has been charged with endangerment and aggravated assault.