TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A woman was shot to death by a Phoenix man in an incident that closed a portion of Interstate 10 at Kolb Road on Thursday night, Feb. 22.
According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, a 7-year-old boy was in the car at the time of the incident. The boy is the son of the suspect and victim, but troopers have not determined the status of their relationship.
Leroy Calderon Jr., 32, was booked into the Pima County Jail and faces charges of first-degree murder, child abuse, kidnapping, aggravated assault, endangerment and prohibited possessor.
Calderon appeared in court Monday, March 12. His next court date will be a case management conference on April 11.
The boy was turned over to the custody of the Department of Child Safety.
The westbound lanes of Interstate 10 at Kolb Road were closed after the incident at about 9:15 p.m.
Troopers responding to the scene found the car in the median with the woman unresponsive behind the wheel. The suspect was a passenger, but troopers are still trying to determine if the woman was shot before or after the car entered the median.
Authorities have not yet released the woman's name.