Family of 10-year-old Summer Bell Brown reacts to news of shooting suspect's arrest

PHOENIX (FOX 10) -- The arrest of 20-year-old Joshua Gonzalez in an apparent road rage shooting that resulted in the death of a 10-year-old girl may be a step towards justice for a heartbroken family.

Family members say they are glad police made an arrest, but they also say nothing will bring back their daughter. Meanwhile, candles and flowers have been left in front of the family's driveway, an outpouring of love from the people in the neighborhood. Just a short distance away, however, bullet holes from the shooting can still be seen in the house.

Summer Brown's mother, Taniesha Brown, says one bullet went through the trunk of their car, seconds before killing her daughter.

"Summer was a beautiful sweet girl she had the most beautiful caring soul," said Taniesha.

Summer Melody Bell Brown, was full of love, taken away from her family at ten years old.

"I felt like if I wake up, she'll be right there," said Taneisha. "I can just keep reliving it over and over again."

Taniesha replays the moment her family was attacked Wednesday night. Police say a driver with apparent road rage followed the Browns to their home and opened fire.

"Just to see her wake up from getting hit and just gasping, and then she's just, like, shaken, and she falls over," said Taniesha. "She's trying to breathe and then just blood just everywhere, and we couldn't save her."

After following several leads and receiving tips from the community, Police arrested Gonzalez, who they say is responsible for Summer's murder. Summer's father, Dharquintium, was shot in the driver's seat and survived. He says he wants to look the suspect in the eye.

"I want him to feel my pain, my anger," said Dharquintium. "I want him to feel the guilt, and I want him to live with that because we have to live with seeing our daughter die in front of us."

Summer was a fifth grader at Holdeman Elementary in Tempe, with a bright future her family will never get to see. Now, they pray for justice.

"We can finally alleviate a little bit of our pain and sorrow and grief not only for my family but for the community as well," said Dharquintium.

A vigil for Summer began at around 7:00 p.m. Friday, but even before the vigil, people have been coming to the family home to place candles, flowers, and stuffed animals.

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