TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County attorney’s office has declined to charge a man involved in a fatal shooting stemming from a road rage incident five months ago.
Prosecutors said David Rivera, 31, will not be charged because the incident falls under self-defense statutes. The prosecutors are legally and ethically not able to seek charges where self-defense is claimed, and if facts support the claim.
Rivera was facing a manslaughter charge after the March 4 shooting, Tucson police said.
Rivera told police that he feared for his life and fired at a person holding a silver handgun in the other vehicle and pointing it at him.
Police said Rudolph Vega, 27, was in the other vehicle involved and was struck by gunfire. He died in a hospital the following day.
Vega’s family said they are upset with the county attorney office’s decision and will continue to seek justice for him.