Tyler Kirby sentenced for road-rage shooting of Maya Sherrod

Tyler Mack Kirby (Garner Police Department), Maya Sherrod (Miami-Dade Corrections), image of shooting damage (WRAL screengrab)

A convicted felon who grabbed a gun and opened fire while fueled by road rage last summer and hit a pregnant woman in the back of the head will spend the next decade in federal prison.

Tyler Mack Kirby, 27, could have faced even more prison time for the “act of senseless violence,” but the victim identified by cops as 25-year-old Maya Angelou Sherrod survived and gave birth to her “very healthy” and happy “miracle baby” named Gio, Sherrod’s mother told WRAL.

Sherrod was a passenger in the back seat of a vehicle on New Bern Avenue in Raleigh on Aug. 25, 2022 when “[o]ccupants of Kirby’s vehicle began arguing with occupants of a second vehicle over perceived driving errors,” as the U.S. Department of Justice put it in a press release on the outcome of the prosecution.

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