Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


One arrested in road rage killing of 4-year-old New Mexico girl

22 October 2015, 17:36

Albuquerque - Albuquerque police arrested a person of interest on Wednesday in the road rage killing of a 4-year-old girl a day earlier in New Mexico's biggest city.

The child died after she was shot in the head when the suspect confronted her father on the westbound Interstate-40 on Tuesday afternoon, police and local media reports said.

"A person of interest from yesterday's road rage homicide just taken into custody," the Albuquerque Police Department said on Twitter. "Waiting on warrants ... We still need tips that could lead to further info in this case."

The arrest follows the publication earlier on Wednesday of a description of the gunman.

Homicide detectives had said they were hunting the driver of a late model maroon or dark red Toyota four-door sedan, possibly a Corolla or Camry, with a spoiler, tinted windows and a gray UNM plate with a "Lobo" logo.

Also read: Mellow music keeps road rage at bay

"The person who engaged the girl's father in a road rage incident and then fired shots is a white male with a dark complexion, possibly Hispanic," a police statement said.

He is in his mid-20s to early-30s with short dark hair, a thin goatee, and of average build. "He was wearing a black shirt with gold or yellow writing on it," the police department said.

The young victim, Lilly Garcia, had been with her parents in their red four-door Dodge truck. She died after being rushed to a local hospital.

A Gofundme site set up by a relative to help pay for the girl's funeral includes a message apparently posted by Garcia's mother, Veronica, urging anyone with information about the shooter to get in touch with police.

"I need to catch the individual who took my baby from me, her Dad and her brother. I beg you, please please please share," the message read.

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry offered a $10,000 reward for a tip leading to the gunman's arrest and conviction, and said the girl's "senseless murder" had broken hearts.

"The Garcia family is in the thoughts and prayers of our community and our nation," Berry said in a statement. "Make no mistake; this act of violence will not go unanswered."

- Reuters

Tags us road rage

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...