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Suspect pleads not guilty in Phoenix girl's road rage death

KNXV Joshua Gonzalez
Posted at 11:28 AM, Apr 23, 2019

PHOENIX — A man suspected of killing a 10-year-old Phoenix girl in a road rage shooting has been arraigned in court.

Joshua Gonzalez pleaded not guilty Tuesday morning to charges of first-degree murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and drive-by shooting.

Phoenix police say the 20-year-old was following a car carrying Summerbell Brown and her family on April 3 after he believed they had cut him off in traffic. They say Gonzalez then opened fire in their driveway, killing the girl and wounding her father.

A tip led investigators the next day to a home where they found Gonzalez, the suspect vehicle and a handgun.

Police say preliminary evidence ties the weapon to the shooting.

Gonzalez's next scheduled court appearance is June 6.

See where the media-reported road rage shootings have occurred in the Valley in 2019.