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PD: Man jailed after fleeing deadly crash, breaking into Phoenix home

Phoenix Police Department
Posted at 11:40 AM, Dec 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-31 13:49:48-05

PHOENIX — A man is behind bars after allegedly running away from a deadly crash and breaking into a home in Phoenix late Wednesday, police said.

Police responded to the intersection of 7th and Southern avenues around 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday after two vehicles crashed, officials said. A westbound sedan was headed through the intersection when it was struck by another sedan headed northbound that failed to stop for a red light.

The driver of the northbound vehicle reportedly ran away from the scene.

Officers rendered first aid to a passenger in the northbound car and the driver of the westbound vehicle before taking both to the hospital for treatment. The driver of the vehicle that was hit, 56-year-old Sheri Lishner, died, police said.

Shortly after the crash, officers learned that a man had broken into a home nearby and pointed a gun at the residents inside. The man also reportedly struck one of the residents with the handgun, police said.

After hours of negotiation, the suspect, identified as 32-year-old Tyrrell Argusta, was taken into custody, police said.

He was booked into jail on multiple felony charges including manslaughter, leaving the scene of a deadly crash, and aggravated assault.