PD: Man shot in Peoria road rage incident

Posted at 8:16 PM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-31 11:44:39-05

Police in a Phoenix suburb say a man accused of wounding another man during an apparent road-rage shooting stayed at the scene and called 911, as did the victim.

Peoria police Officer Brandon Sheffert says the victim in the Wednesday night shooting suffered an arm wound that isn't life-threatening.

According to Sheffert, the victim was shot as he and 27-year-old Ryan Paul Megofna of Surprise drove next to each other. Sheffert says the incident apparently involved road rage near Happy Valley Road and 70th Avenue but there are discrepancies in what preceded the shooting.

Megofna was booked on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He remains jailed and police don't know whether he has an attorney.

Sheffert says Megofna had his four-year-old daughter with him in his vehicle. She was not injured and was turned over to relatives.