(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.) — Police are searching for the driver of a maroon or dark red sedan who they believe is responsible for killing a 4-year-old girl after firing a shot at her father’s vehicle.
The child, who has been identified as Lilly Garcia by a relative, was alive when she was transported to a hospital on Tuesday but died later.
The Albuquerque Police Department’s homicide division is investigating the case and said the suspect is believed to have “engaged the girl’s father in a road rage incident and then fired shots,” the police reported in a news release.
The suspect is believed to be a white male with a dark complexion, possibly Hispanic and in his mid-20s to early 30s, with dark hair and a manicured goatee, police said.
The suspect’s vehicle has been described by police as “a ‘sportier’ model with a spoiler on the trunk, and dark-tinted windows.” They also specified that they believe it was a Toyota four-door sedan and may be a newer model from either 2014 or 2015.
The vehicle has a gray University of New Mexico license plate with the school’s mascot, a lobo, which is Spanish for wolf, on the left-hand side and may contain the digits 200, police said.
Crime Stoppers has offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of a suspect in the case.
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