Friends say man killed in road rage incident was peaceful human being

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Police are intensifying their search for two jaywalkers accused of murdering a man in a case of road rage.

On Monday, 41-year-old Anthony Blount was shot and killed after he got out of his car to confront two men who were walking across the street near Bonanza and Maryland Parkway.

Friends of the 41-year old victim say he was a peaceful human being.

"Anthony was a pretty good guy," said Fred Gomf, who was Blount's roommate.

Gomf and Blount lived together in a central Las Vegas commune.

On Monday, when LVMPD says Blount got out of his car and confronted the men outside a 7-Eleven, a fistfight followed. During the fight, one of the jaywalkers pulled out a gun and fired a fatal shot into Blount's chest.

"I know there was a road rage deal,” Gompf said. “I guess, what they said, he got out. They started coming back at him. It turned into a fist fight."

Gompf tells us that Blount was not a violent man. He was in charge of security for the commune and kept everything in order. Fred has no idea why a simple argument turned deadly.

"That just wasn't Anthony,” Gompf said. “He was kind and calm. Friendly, helpful and dependable. It's stunning. Can't believe it happened."

Officers continue looking for two black men in their early 20s. They both stood about 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall.

Gompf says these suspects need to be caught before they do it again.

"You don't want to see it happen again," Gompf said. "That was one time too many."

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