The suspect responsible for the death of a man and injuries sustained to five others in Mesa, Arizona, has been detained and subjected to questioning.
Ryan Elliot Giroux began the series of shooting Wednesday morning at a motel. CNN reported Detective Esteban Flores of the Mesa Police Department saying that Ryan got into a heated argument inside the room and shot three people.
One victim shot at the Tri-City Inn was declared dead. Among the wounded were two women and an East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) student.
The New York Times reported Jacen Clements, who said that he along with his wife, while sitting in their balcony, noticed the suspect walking in the area where children played. “I didn’t sense anything as they walked,” he said.
“Everything was normal. There was no fighting, yelling.”
Ryan had carjacked a Honda, later shooting a man after unlawfully entering his apartment. Ryan then shot another man in a neighboring apartment complex.
He was discovered at around 1pm by Mesa’s SWAT team in the second floor of an empty condominium. Upon going back inside, he was apprehended and restrained with a taser.
Huffington Post reported that, according to the police, the suspect was in his early 30’s or late 40’s, inked with tattoos on his head and face.
He was taken to the Banner Desert Medical Center in the presence of heavy police force. Personnel at the hospital said Ryan was treated, and at 2:30 p.m. he was handed over to the police.
Ryan already has a criminal background under his name. According to online inmate records, he was in prison twice, one of which was for an attempt to commit aggravated assault. His most recent conviction was in 2007, but he was released in October 2013; however, he was again sentenced in 2014 for a probation violation for the same case.
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