Today at 2:30 am, Scottsdale Patrol Officers responded to a shooting call at the intersection of Stetson and Civic Center Plaza. As the officers arrived, they discovered an adult male subject with a gunshot wound to the head in the roadway. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he later died. The victim has been identified as 34 year old Kyle Brayer, an off-duty Tempe Fire Department Captain.
Thus far in the investigation we know the following: At 2:30 am, Brayer was riding on the back of a transportation cart (golf cart) with several other subjects southbound on Civic Center Plaza approaching Stetson. A male subject driving a red Scion coupe began driving closely and bumping the rear end of the transportation cart. The victim exited the cart, approached the driver of the Scion and was shot in head. The suspect vehicle then fled the scene eastbound on Stetson and then southbound on 75th St, striking numerous other cars in the process.
The suspect is this case is described as a black male, “clean cut” with short curly hair. The suspect vehicle is described as a red 2014 to 2016 Scion TC coupe with body damage.
If you feel that your vehicle may have been struck by the fleeing suspect in the area of Stetson from Civic Center Plaza to 75th St and 75th St from Stetson to 6th Ave between 2:15 am to 2:30 am, please call the Scottsdale Police Department at 480-312-5000. Suspect information and anonymous tips can be left at 480-312-TIPS (8477) or www.Tipsoft.com.