Avondale police arrest weekend road rage suspect

Posted at 6:09 PM, May 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-12 13:01:47-04

AVONDALE, AZ — Avondale police have made an arrest in connection to a road rage incident Wednesday afternoon.

Video in the player above shows ABC15 coverage of the road rage incident after it occurred, along with another road rage incident that occurred on the same weekend.

Police say Bryan Duran allegedly got out of his car after being cut off by another driver and pointed a gun at the driver on Saturday.

"It was very heavy traffic, the freeway was closed at that time," said 26-year-old Fransisco Garcia, who previously spoke to ABC15.

After just losing his car for months following a crash, Garcia was nervous when he saw what looked like a newer-model Dodge Durango swerving into his lane.

"So I cut him off and got in front of him, so I don’t have to get hit," said Garcia.

Garcia said he got out of the car to write down Duran's license plate number when Garcia says Duran attacked him.

"He was wrestling me and grabbing me, trying to make sure I didn't get the plates," Garcia said.

He drove a few blocks thinking everything was fine, and then he heard honking and recognized the car behind him.

"He came to the window, pointing his gun to my face," said Garcia. "I was looking down the barrel of a gun.”

Several days later, Duran was taken into custody and faces charges of aggravated assault.

The incident remains under investigation.