The Phoenix Police Department is on the hunt for a serial shooter who they believe is responsible for the deaths of seven victims while wounding several others. The shooting incidents have taken place around Phoenix since early this year.
The evening of July 11 is said to be the last time the serial shooter struck. The suspect shot at a vehicle located in a residential neighborhood near 3200 E. Oak Street. Inside the vehicle were two people, a 21-year-old man and four-year-old boy. Neither vehicle occupants were injured during the attack.
Recently, the Phoenix Police Department identified the shooting as related to the case against the Serial Street Shooter. Other incidents related to the suspect include several cases that go as far back as March 17 this year.
The first case occurred on the said date at approximately 11:30 p.m. when a 16-year-old male was shot while walking around the area of 1100 E. Moreland St. His injuries were said to be non life-threatening. The following day, at approximately the same time, a 21-year-old male sustained non life-threatening injuries when he was shot outside his vehicle in the area of 4300 N.73rd Avenue.
Meanwhile, on April 19, 55-year-old Krystal Annette White was shot dead in the area of 500 N. 32nd St. She was pronounced dead on the scene. On June 3, Horacio De Jesus Pena was also shot and killed in front of a home in the area of 6700 W. Flower St. Seven days later, Manuel Castro Garcia was also found dead in front of a home in the area of 6500 W. Coronado.
Two days later, at approximately 2:35 a.m., police found an unoccupied vehicle that had been shot and damaged in the area of 6200 W. Mariposa Dr. Less than 30 minutes later, Angela Linner, Maleah Ellis, and Stefanie Ellis were found shot dead in front of a home in the area of 6300 W. Berkeley Road.
The Phoenix Police Department believes the suspect has access to a number of vehicles. Two of which have been described as a white Cadillac or Lincoln type of vehicle along with a black late 90’s or early 2000’s BMW 5 Series. A reward of $50,000 is being offered for information that would lead to the suspect’s arrest.
People with information are encouraged to call the Phoenix Police Department Violent Crimes Bureau at 602-261-6141 or Silent Witness at 480 W-I-T-N-E-S-S.