A suspect has been taken into custody in connection to a string of shootings that left one person dead and five more wounded in Mesa, Arizona, authorities have confirmed.
Police taking the Mesa, Arizona shooting suspect into custody pic.twitter.com/39wDiiv8jo— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) March 18, 2015
Mesa Police chief just confirmed to Fox 10 that the suspect is in custody. The latest: http://t.co/81tklrhEY4 pic.twitter.com/hJDJF6IKjC— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) March 18, 2015
From the Associated Press:
Police later identified the man as Ryan Giroux, a 41-year-old ex-convict who has served three stints in state prison since 1994. A mug shot from the Arizona Department of Corrections shows him with several face and neck tattoos, including the word skinhead where his eyebrows normally would be. Giroux served prison terms totaling more than eight years for burglary, theft, attempted aggravated assault and a marijuana violation, the Corrections Department said. He was first incarcerated in 1994 and returned to prison in late 1995 before being released about a year later. He then returned to prison in mid-2007 before being released in late 2013. Last year, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge allowed Giroux to remain on probation despite an unspecified probation violation.
The shootings happened at multiple locations Wednesday morning. Three people were shot at a motel around 8:40 a.m. local time after an argument. The shooter fled to a nearby bistro and carjacked a gray Honda Accord, according to a police briefing. The car has not yet been found. The shooter then reportedly tried to break into an apartment south of the bistro, shot another person, then fled the scene.
Location of #MesaShooting scenes in Mesa, AZ. Streaming updates at. http://t.co/xbf4zasr2f pic.twitter.com/tiaZvh6WOs— FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) March 18, 2015
From the Associated Press:
SWAT team is all over an apartment complex in Longmore as search for #Mesa shooting suspect continues. pic.twitter.com/I7mWoXCu9N— Fields Moseley (@FieldsMoseley) March 18, 2015
Working active shooting scene 1600 w main st. Avoid the area. Main at westbound closed in that area.— Mesa Police Dept. (@MesaPD) March 18, 2015
.@MesaPD chopper overhead searching for shooting suspect near Dobson/8th Ave #MesaShooting #fox10phoenix pic.twitter.com/y5HIVXPffR— Marc Martinez (@marcfox10) March 18, 2015
Mesa PD describing this as a "hot scene" at least 6 shot #mesa pic.twitter.com/GeCmP1DmwB— Josue Kevin Duran (@josuekduran) March 18, 2015
NOW: Chopper 3 over the scene of a shooting at 67th Ave & Peoria. More details to come. pic.twitter.com/a84tA6aRjx— azfamily 3TV CBS 5 (@azfamily) March 18, 2015