August 27, 2012 [RE-BROADCAST from 11/9/09]
Chaos inside the La Pupusa Loca bar at 43rd avenue and Thomas. A fight has erupted, the place has shut down and everyone is in the parking lot.
It's after 2:30 in the morning on Sunday, September 6, 2009. Phoenix Police Seargeant Darren Burch says one of the dads of one of the guys in the fight showed up to pick up his son.
"The father was able to able to approach his son to take him home when the suspect got out of the white Ford Expedition and fired, trying to shoot the son, and shot the father in the back of the head," he said.
After taking a bullet to the head it did not look like Dad was going to make it.
"He went to Hospice and made a remarkable recovery - however he's going to lose his eyesight and definitely has life-altering injuries as a result of the shooting," Burch said.
The only thing police have to go on right now, Burch said, is what some witnesses have come forward with.
"[They have] identified the shooter as 'Sal', a Hispanic male, approximately 5'4 in height, about 40 years of age.
Jayme West, Afternoon News Anchor