4-Year-Old Girl Killed in Albuquerque Road Rage Shooting

Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden speaks during a news conference, July 10, 2015. On October 20 Eden asked for the public's help to identify and find an assailant who shot and killed a 4-year-old girl on an Albuquerque freeway. The shooting about an hour before the start of evening rush hour on was the result of what Eden described as an unexplainable crime brought on by road rage Susan Montoya Bryan/AP

Authorities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are asking for the public's help in tracking down a suspect in a road rage incident that left a 4-year-old girl dead.

On Tuesday afternoon, the man "engaged the girl's father in a road rage incident and then fired shots" on Interstate 40, according to a statement made by the Albuquerque Police Department. The girl was struck and died. She has been identified as Lily Garcia by a GoFundMe page set up in her name.

The suspect is in his mid-20s to early 30s, police said. He is described as a white with a dark complexion or Hispanic. He has short dark hair, a thin goatee and is of average build. He was last seen in a black shirt with gold or yellow writing on it.

The man was driving a red or maroon four-door Toyota sedan, believed to be a Corolla or a Camry, with a gray University of New Mexico license plate. The car's windows are tinted and there is a spoiler on the trunk, according to the police.

"This should've never happened. This is a complete disrespect of human life.… We are in desperate need of info to help us resolve the conflicting information we're getting right now," Police Chief Gordon Eden said during a press conference. "We're begging for the community's help."

Awards totaling $11,000 are being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.