In the nights since their father was shot to death on a busy Greeley street, Alberto Ruiz's children have cried themselves to sleep, waiting for their father to come home.
Ruiz, known to his friends and family as Beto, was shot and killed in broad daylight while driving down a bustling 29th Street in what police believe was a violent case of road rage. And while police look for leads in this case — his suspected killer has not been arrested — more motorists are worried about the dangers of road rage, especially when a driver flashes a gun.
Although law enforcement does not specifically track road rage cases in which someone is shot or brandishes a gun, experts believe that a rising number of road rage cases involve firearms.
"This has been something of a record year for drivers brandishing firearms as part of road rage," AAA spokesman Skyler McKinley said.
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