PHOENIX (KSAZ) - The man accused by Phoenix Police of shooting and injuring a limo driver over the weekend was reportedly a convicted felon, and was reportedly in the country illegally.
Police say 29-year-old Zhair Zamora Sepulveda is jailed on suspicion of aggravated assault and misconduct involving weapons. Bond is reportedly set at $100,000 for Sepulveda, but a judge has warned that since Sepulveda is allegedly in the country illegally, he may be forced to stay behind bars.
Sepulveda and his girlfriend hired a limo for the night Saturday. Police say Sepulveda balked at paying the driver for services that went beyond the original contract. According to reports, the driver reminded the two their contract was good until midnight, and anything beyond that would cost extra.
They arrived back at the house of Sepulveda's girlfriend around 1:00 a.m. Sunday.
Police say Sepulveda went into his girlfriend's house and came back out with a handgun, where he allegedly fired multiple rounds in a downward direction toward the 43-year-old driver, who needed hospital treatment for leg wounds.
Police say Sepulveda still had the gun in his hands when officers arrived on scene.
The Associated Press (AP) contributed to this report.