Arizona man arrested after gunning down fire captain, police say

An Arizona man was apprehended Sunday after he filmed and killed a flaming captain, police said.

Hezron Parks, 21, accuses of shooting down Tempe fire Capt. Kyle Brayer, 34, Scottsdale police said. Parks fronts second-degree slaughter accuses, the Arizona Republic reported.

Brayer — a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq — was travelling on the back of a golf cart with various other people heading to Civic Center Plaza in Scottsdale at 2:30 a.m ., Fox 10 Phoenix reported.

Hezron Parks, 21, is accused of killing Kyle Brayer early Sunday morning. ( Phoenix Police Department)

Parks was reportedly in a ruby-red Scion coupe and initiated to jolt different groups in the golf go-cart with the front end of his vehicle, Scottsdale police Sgt. Ben Hoster said. Brayer went out of the golf cart and approached Parks on the driver’s place space when he was shot in the brain, he said.

Police said Parks absconded the place and transformed himself in hours later, merely after “seeing reports and vehicle descriptions on local media, ” the Republic reported.

Police said Brayer was taken to a hospice, where he afterwards died.

“The City of Tempe forgot one of our own today, ” Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell said in a Facebook post. “Fire Captain Kyle Brayer was a appreciated member of our Fire Medical Rescue Team and my estimations go out to his family, friends and fellow firefighters.”

Brayer was a former hockey player before joining the U.S. Marine Corps in 2012, the Republic reported, citing his LinkedIn profile. A 2011 Arizona State University article said that Brayer served nine months in Iraq before provisioning humanitarian aid in the Philippines.

Kyle Brayer, 34, helped nine months as a U.S. Marine in Iraq. ( City of Tempe)

Brayer spent 10 times with the Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Department and cured start Tempe’s Veterans Telemedicine Program in 2016, according to the newspaper.

“Kyle was an exceptional young man, ” Tempe Fire Chief Greg Ruiz said. “He was very caring and passionate about his run and the Tempe community.”

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

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