PHOENIX - New information has been released in a Phoenix freeway shooting.
Police report that just before 5 a.m. on November 21, a woman in a Chevy Tahoe was shot at in a McDonalds' parking lot near 51st Avenue and McDowell Road. Witnesses say two men in a gray BMW fired several shots at her vehicle then chased after her as she drove away.
Police say that the BMW caught up with her and one person in the car fired 23 shots at her before getting onto Interstate 10. The victim followed after the car getting license plate information while still being shot at and calling police before exiting the freeway. DPS troopers pursued the BMW from the Loop 101 and 35th Avenue and to 68th Street where the car broke down. The suspects were soon caught after a foot pursuit.
Court records now say the suspects, 20-year-old Bryan Diaz and 24-year-old Jonathan Sanchez were shooting at and following the victim because they believed the vehicle was being driven by a man whom they bought weapons from the day before. They believed that man later returned to their hotel room and stole back the weapons he had sold them.
Police say of the 25 shots fired at the woman's SUV, six hit her vehicle with one coming through the driver's side door and going into the driver's seat.
Police report that both Diaz and Sanchez fired shots at the victims' car, and Sanchez attempted to throw his gun out the car window but it bounced back inside the car and was found by police.
Both men are from California and said they were here to purchase guns and ammunition to sell back in California.
Both men have been charged with various gun-related charges including, drive-by shooting, aggravated assault, and unlawful flight.