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  • Ducey opposes bid to question him about freeway shootings

    Ducey opposes bid to question him about freeway shootings

    Friday, November 3 2017 9:41 AM EDT2017-11-03 13:41:58 GMT
    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is opposing a request to make him testify at a deposition in a false-arrest lawsuit filed by a man once charged in some of the freeway shootings that set metro Phoenix on edge for weeks during the summer of 2015 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is opposing a request to make him testify at a deposition in a false-arrest lawsuit filed by a man once charged in some of the freeway shootings that set metro Phoenix on edge for weeks during the summer of 2015 (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is opposing a request to make him testify at a deposition in a false-arrest lawsuit filed by a man once charged in some of the freeway shootings that set metro Phoenix on edge for weeks during the summer of 2015.

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    Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is opposing a request to make him testify at a deposition in a false-arrest lawsuit filed by a man once charged in some of the freeway shootings that set metro Phoenix on edge for weeks during the summer of 2015.

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  • 'Person of interest' in serial killer case pleads not guilty to murder

    'Person of interest' in serial killer case pleads not guilty to murder

    Monday, May 8 2017 2:03 PM EDT2017-05-08 18:03:59 GMT
    Aaron Saucedo pleaded not guilty to murder at his arraignment Friday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Aaron Saucedo pleaded not guilty to murder at his arraignment Friday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    He’s considered a “person of interest” in Serial Street Shooter case, but at this point, Aaron Juan Saucedo has been charged with one murder.

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    He’s considered a “person of interest” in Serial Street Shooter case, but at this point, Aaron Juan Saucedo has been charged with one murder.

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  • Phoenix PD comparing freeway shooter evidence to 2015 murder, other cases

    Phoenix PD comparing freeway shooter evidence to 2015 murder, other cases

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:29 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:29:40 GMT
    9 mm Hi-Point handgun. (Source: hi-pointfirearms.com)9 mm Hi-Point handgun. (Source: hi-pointfirearms.com)

    The Phoenix Police Department has received ballistic evidence from the Department of Public Safety in the freeway shootings investigation. 

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    The Phoenix Police Department has received ballistic evidence from the Department of Public Safety in the freeway shootings investigation. 

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  • No fear from freeway shooting victims regarding release of gun

    No fear from freeway shooting victims regarding release of gun

    Monday, January 30 2017 9:15 PM EST2017-01-31 02:15:37 GMT
    Leslie Merritt, Jr. had two victories in court on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)Leslie Merritt, Jr. had two victories in court on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)

    The former suspect in the freeway shooting spree chalked up two wins on Monday. According to his attorney, Jason Lamm, the domestic violence charges against Leslie Merritt, Jr. have been dropped, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety has released Merritt's gun. A few victims in the I-10 shooting spree said they were OK with him getting his gun back.

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    The former suspect in the freeway shooting spree chalked up two wins on Monday. According to his attorney, Jason Lamm, the domestic violence charges against Leslie Merritt, Jr. have been dropped, and the Arizona Department of Public Safety has released Merritt's gun. A few victims in the I-10 shooting spree said they were OK with him getting his gun back.

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  • Domestic violence case dismissed against former freeway shooting suspect

    Domestic violence case dismissed against former freeway shooting suspect

    Monday, January 30 2017 8:03 PM EST2017-01-31 01:03:50 GMT
    Leslie Merritt Jr. after his release from jail in April (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Leslie Merritt Jr. after his release from jail in April (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The domestic violence charges against former freeway shooting suspect Leslie Merritt Jr. have been dropped, according to his attorney, Jason Lamm. Lamm also said on Monday morning that the Arizona Department of Public Safety has released Merritt's gun.

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    The domestic violence charges against former freeway shooting suspect Leslie Merritt Jr. have been dropped, according to his attorney, Jason Lamm. Lamm also said on Monday morning that the Arizona Department of Public Safety has released Merritt's gun.

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    Judge OKs former I-10 shooting suspect to get his gun back

    Judge OKs former I-10 shooting suspect to get his gun back

    Friday, January 13 2017 1:17 PM EST2017-01-13 18:17:50 GMT

    Judge Warren Granville ordered the Arizona Department of Public Safety to return the gun by Tuesday, Jan 31. Troopers seized the weapon as evidence in 2015 when Leslie Merritt Jr. was their main suspect.

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    Judge Warren Granville ordered the Arizona Department of Public Safety to return the gun by Tuesday, Jan 31. Troopers seized the weapon as evidence in 2015 when Leslie Merritt Jr. was their main suspect.

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  • Lawsuit by former I-10 shootings suspect will move forward

    Lawsuit by former I-10 shootings suspect will move forward

    Friday, January 6 2017 9:28 AM EST2017-01-06 14:28:23 GMT
    Leslie Merritt Jr., pictured here after an unrelated arrest in October 2016,  was arrested and charged in connection with the freeway shootings, but those charges were later dropped. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Leslie Merritt Jr., pictured here after an unrelated arrest in October 2016, was arrested and charged in connection with the freeway shootings, but those charges were later dropped. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Leslie Merritt Jr. filed a $10 million lawsuit against the state of Arizona in September. In response, the state filed a motion to dismiss the suit.

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    Leslie Merritt Jr. filed a $10 million lawsuit against the state of Arizona in September. In response, the state filed a motion to dismiss the suit.

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  • Former suspect in Phoenix freeway shootings fighting to get gun back

    Former suspect in Phoenix freeway shootings fighting to get gun back

    Wednesday, December 7 2016 1:24 PM EST2016-12-07 18:24:00 GMT
    Police initially said ballistics tests concluded bullet fragments recovered from four of the shooting were fired from Merritt's gun. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Police initially said ballistics tests concluded bullet fragments recovered from four of the shooting were fired from Merritt's gun. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Lawyers for the man who was suspected in the freeway shootings that terrorized the Phoenix metro area in summer 2015 were in court Wednesday, trying to get their client's gun back. Leslie Merritt Jr., who was not in court himself, was arrested in connection with the Phoenix freeway shootings in September 2015 after ballistics tests tied him to four of the 11 incidents.

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    Lawyers for the man who was suspected in the freeway shootings that terrorized the Phoenix metro area in summer 2015 were in court Wednesday, trying to get their client's gun back. Leslie Merritt Jr., who was not in court himself, was arrested in connection with the Phoenix freeway shootings in September 2015 after ballistics tests tied him to four of the 11 incidents.

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  • Former freeway shooting suspect denies violating court order

    Former freeway shooting suspect denies violating court order

    Tuesday, November 22 2016 9:41 PM EST2016-11-23 02:41:12 GMT
    Leslie Merritt Jr.Leslie Merritt Jr.

    Glendale police released a report and audio recordings from the arrest of Leslie Merritt Jr. for violating an order of protection.

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    Glendale police released a report and audio recordings from the arrest of Leslie Merritt Jr. for violating an order of protection.

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  • A second state’s expert claims no ballistic match in freeway shootings

    A second state’s expert claims no ballistic match in freeway shootings

    Wednesday, November 16 2016 6:07 PM EST2016-11-16 23:07:11 GMT
    A second expert for prosecutors said that was no ballistics match in the I-10 shootings case to Leslie Merritt Jr.'s gun. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)A second expert for prosecutors said that was no ballistics match in the I-10 shootings case to Leslie Merritt Jr.'s gun. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A never-before-released report shows there was not one but two independent firearms experts that examined the ballistic evidence from the I-10 freeway shooting investigation and came to the same conclusion: the Department of Public Safety crime lab got it wrong.

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    A never-before-released report shows there was not one but two independent firearms experts that examined the ballistic evidence from the I-10 freeway shooting investigation and came to the same conclusion: the Department of Public Safety crime lab got it wrong.

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  • New details emerge in latest arrest of former freeway shooting suspect

    New details emerge in latest arrest of former freeway shooting suspect

    Friday, October 28 2016 11:22 PM EDT2016-10-29 03:22:14 GMT

    New details are emerging in the latest arrest of former freeway shooting suspect Leslie Merritt, Jr. He walked out of jail early Friday morning after being arrested for allegedly violating a domestic violence order of protection on Wednesday night. 

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    New details are emerging in the latest arrest of former freeway shooting suspect Leslie Merritt, Jr. He walked out of jail early Friday morning after being arrested for allegedly violating a domestic violence order of protection on Wednesday night. 

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  • UPDATE

    Former freeway shooting suspect out of jail

    Former freeway shooting suspect out of jail

    Friday, October 28 2016 9:08 PM EDT2016-10-29 01:08:24 GMT
    Our photographer was there when Merritt left the jail early Thursday morning. (Source: Rudy Norte, KPHO/KTVK)Our photographer was there when Merritt left the jail early Thursday morning. (Source: Rudy Norte, KPHO/KTVK)

    Former freeway shooting suspect Leslie Merritt Jr. is out of jail after being arrested for allegedly violating a domestic violence order of protection, according to Glendale police.

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    Former freeway shooting suspect Leslie Merritt Jr. is out of jail after being arrested for allegedly violating a domestic violence order of protection, according to Glendale police.

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  • Former freeway shootings suspect sues state, county

    Former freeway shootings suspect sues state, county

    Wednesday, September 14 2016 7:25 PM EDT2016-09-14 23:25:11 GMT
    Leslie Merritt's attorneys at a news conference on Wednesday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Leslie Merritt's attorneys at a news conference on Wednesday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Once-accused I-10 freeway shooting suspect Leslie Merritt, Jr. has filed suit against state and county officials. On Wednesday morning, Merritt's attorney Jason Lamm tweeted out the first page of that lawsuit.  

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    Once-accused I-10 freeway shooting suspect Leslie Merritt, Jr. has filed suit against state and county officials. On Wednesday morning, Merritt's attorney Jason Lamm tweeted out the first page of that lawsuit.  

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  • Judge orders release of gun, vehicle in I-10 shooter’s case

    Judge orders release of gun, vehicle in I-10 shooter’s case

    Friday, June 17 2016 5:11 PM EDT2016-06-17 21:11:39 GMT

    Judge Warren Granville on Friday ordered that formerly accused freeway shooter Leslie Merritt will get his gun and vehicle back on June 30.   

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    Judge Warren Granville on Friday ordered that formerly accused freeway shooter Leslie Merritt will get his gun and vehicle back on June 30.   

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  • Interrogation video shows detectives pressed I-10 shooting suspect for a confession

    Interrogation video shows detectives pressed I-10 shooting suspect for a confession

    Thursday, May 26 2016 11:26 PM EDT2016-05-27 03:26:38 GMT
    Interrogation video of Leslie Merritt, Jr. was released on Wednesday (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Interrogation video of Leslie Merritt, Jr. was released on Wednesday (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The Department of Public safety released the interrogation video on Wednesday of former I-10 shootings suspect Leslie Merritt Jr. 

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    The Department of Public safety released the interrogation video on Wednesday of former I-10 shootings suspect Leslie Merritt Jr. 

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  • Newly unsealed documents released in the freeway shooting case

    Newly unsealed documents released in the freeway shooting case

    Thursday, May 12 2016 9:38 PM EDT2016-05-13 01:38:26 GMT
    Leslie Merritt Jr. talked to the media after getting out of jail (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Leslie Merritt Jr. talked to the media after getting out of jail (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The first documents in the freeway shooter case, that were once sealed, have been released since last week’s order by the judge to unseal them. 

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    The first documents in the freeway shooter case, that were once sealed, have been released since last week’s order by the judge to unseal them. 

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  • Update

    Judge denies motion to dismiss 'with prejudice' in freeway shootings case

    Judge denies motion to dismiss 'with prejudice' in freeway shootings case

    Tuesday, May 10 2016 9:36 PM EDT2016-05-11 01:36:57 GMT
    Judge Warren Granville at Tuesday's court proceeding. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Judge Warren Granville at Tuesday's court proceeding. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A judge has ordered the public release of sealed records in a dismissed criminal case against a man who had been accused of carrying out shootings last summer on metro Phoenix's freeways.

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    A judge has ordered the public release of sealed records in a dismissed criminal case against a man who had been accused of carrying out shootings last summer on metro Phoenix's freeways. The judge turned down a request to bar prosecutors from refiling charges against Leslie Merritt Jr.

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  • New tests lead to Phoenix freeway shooting case's undoing

    New tests lead to Phoenix freeway shooting case's undoing

    Monday, May 2 2016 9:53 AM EDT2016-05-02 13:53:10 GMT

     Leslie Merritt Jr. sat in a police interrogation room, unaware of why he had just been swarmed by SWAT officers and whisked away in handcuffs. "Why do you think you would be here?" the detective asked. 

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     Leslie Merritt Jr. sat in a police interrogation room, unaware of why he had just been swarmed by SWAT officers and whisked away in handcuffs. "Why do you think you would be here?" the detective asked. 

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  • Defense attorney files motion to unseal court proceedings in I-10 case

    Defense attorney files motion to unseal court proceedings in I-10 case

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 9:17 PM EDT2016-04-27 01:17:58 GMT
    Leslie Merritt Jr.'s attorney wants documents related to the I-10 shootings case unsealed (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Leslie Merritt Jr.'s attorney wants documents related to the I-10 shootings case unsealed (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Leslie Merritt Jr.'s attorney just accused prosecutors and the department of public safety in a new court motion of hiding from the public the true strength of their case in the I-10 shootings investigation.

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    Leslie Merritt Jr.'s attorney just accused prosecutors and the department of public safety in a new court motion of hiding from the public the true strength of their case in the I-10 shootings investigation.

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  • New motion filed in freeway shooting case

    New motion filed in freeway shooting case

    Tuesday, April 26 2016 4:57 PM EDT2016-04-26 20:57:23 GMT

    Attorneys for a man once accused in a string of freeway shooters have filed a motion to unseal pleadings in the case. On Monday, charges were formally dismissed against Leslie Merritt Jr. at the request of prosecutors.

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    Attorneys for a man once accused in a string of freeway shooters have filed a motion to unseal pleadings in the case. On Monday, charges were formally dismissed against Leslie Merritt Jr. at the request of prosecutors.

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  • Lawyer: All charges against accused I-10 shooter dismissed

    Lawyer: All charges against accused I-10 shooter dismissed

    Monday, April 25 2016 1:53 PM EDT2016-04-25 17:53:08 GMT

    Leslie Merritt Jr, the father of two, has maintained that he had nothing to do with the shootings along I-10 last summer since he was arrested. 

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    Leslie Merritt Jr, the father of two, has maintained that he had nothing to do with the shootings along I-10 last summer since he was arrested. 

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  • State moving to dismiss case against suspect in freeway shootings

    State moving to dismiss case against suspect in freeway shootings

    Saturday, April 23 2016 10:08 AM EDT2016-04-23 14:08:51 GMT
    Freeway shooting suspect Leslie Merritt Jr. talks to the media after being released from jail on April 19, 2016 (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Freeway shooting suspect Leslie Merritt Jr. talks to the media after being released from jail on April 19, 2016 (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The state has moved to dismiss all charges against Leslie Merritt Jr., the primary suspect in last summer's freeway shootings case, according his attorney. A hearing is scheduled for next week. Merritt was released from jail earlier this week.

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    The state has moved to dismiss all charges against Leslie Merritt Jr., the primary suspect in last summer's freeway shootings case, according his attorney. A hearing is scheduled for next week. Merritt was released from jail earlier this week.

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  • Gov. Ducey, victims react to release of I-10 shooting suspect

    Gov. Ducey, victims react to release of I-10 shooting suspect

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 10:13 PM EDT2016-04-21 02:13:01 GMT
    "This case is in the courts, and I'm gonna let the judicial branch do their job, and I'm certain we'll get a fair result," Gov. Doug Ducey said the day after the primary suspect was released from jail. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)"This case is in the courts, and I'm gonna let the judicial branch do their job, and I'm certain we'll get a fair result," Gov. Doug Ducey said the day after the primary suspect was released from jail. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Now that the primary suspect in last summer's freeway shootings is out of jail, victims whose vehicles were hit by bullets are not happy with the Department of Public Safety or the state. They're worried about the criminal case against Leslie Merritt Jr.

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    Now that the primary suspect in last summer's freeway shootings is out of jail, victims whose vehicles were hit by bullets are not happy with the Department of Public Safety or the state. They're worried about the criminal case against Leslie Merritt Jr.

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  • Freeway shootings defendant: 'I'm just ready to go home'

    Freeway shootings defendant: 'I'm just ready to go home'

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 2:29 AM EDT2016-04-20 06:29:51 GMT
    Leslie Merritt Jr. talked to the media after getting out of jail (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Leslie Merritt Jr. talked to the media after getting out of jail (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The 21-year-old charged in last summer's I-10 shooting spree said he's looking forward to spending time with his children after a judge ordered a change in his bail based on new evidence.

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    The 21-year-old charged in last summer's I-10 shooting spree said he's looking forward to spending time with his children after a judge ordered a change in his bail based on new evidence.

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  • UPDATE

    Accused I-10 shooter released from jail

    Accused I-10 shooter released from jail

    Wednesday, April 20 2016 12:18 AM EDT2016-04-20 04:18:05 GMT

    A judge on Tuesday allowed a man charged in freeway shootings that rattled Phoenix last year to be released from jail amid questions about evidence authorities say links him to the crimes. The judge overseeing the case of Leslie Merritt Jr. reduced his bond to zero and said he can return to his home under electronic monitoring. 

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    A judge on Tuesday allowed a man charged in freeway shootings that rattled Phoenix last year to be released from jail amid questions about evidence authorities say links him to the crimes. The judge overseeing the case of Leslie Merritt Jr. reduced his bond to zero and said he can return to his home under electronic monitoring. 

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  • Legal expert says freeway shooter case may be 'doomed'

    Legal expert says freeway shooter case may be 'doomed'

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 9:35 PM EDT2016-04-20 01:35:09 GMT

    Leslie Merritt Jr. is still the prime suspect in a series of crimes that made national headlines. He is the man authorities believe was responsible for a string of shootings along Interstate 10 last summer. But the case against Merrit appears to have taken a hit.

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    Leslie Merritt Jr. is still the prime suspect in a series of crimes that made national headlines. He is the man authorities believe was responsible for a string of shootings along Interstate 10 last summer. But the case against Merrit appears to have taken a hit.

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  • Judge allows release of Arizona freeway shooting suspect

    Judge allows release of Arizona freeway shooting suspect

    Tuesday, April 19 2016 7:05 PM EDT2016-04-19 23:05:50 GMT
    Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was arrested on Sept. 18. He has said repeatedly that he was not involved in the freeway shootings. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was arrested on Sept. 18. He has said repeatedly that he was not involved in the freeway shootings. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A judge on Tuesday allowed a man charged in freeway shootings that rattled Phoenix last year to be released from jail amid questions about evidence authorities say links him to the crimes. 

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    A judge on Tuesday allowed a man charged in freeway shootings that rattled Phoenix last year to be released from jail amid questions about evidence authorities say links him to the crimes. 

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  • UPDATE

    Judge: DPS director will not be called to testify in I-10 shooter case

    Judge: DPS director will not be called to testify in I-10 shooter case

    Tuesday, April 12 2016 5:52 PM EDT2016-04-12 21:52:15 GMT

    Judge Warren Granville denied the defense motion, saying it was premature, based on everything he’s heard or read so far. 

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    Judge Warren Granville denied the defense motion, saying it was premature, based on everything he’s heard or read so far. 

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  • Accused freeway shooter appears in court

    Accused freeway shooter appears in court

    Thursday, March 24 2016 1:52 PM EDT2016-03-24 17:52:54 GMT
    The man accused in the Phoenix freeway shootings appeared in court Thursday morning for a pretrial conference. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)The man accused in the Phoenix freeway shootings appeared in court Thursday morning for a pretrial conference. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The man accused in the Phoenix freeway shootings appeared in court Thursday morning for a pretrial conference. Leslie Allen Merritt is charged with 15 counts, including endangerment, drive-by shooting, unlawful discharge of a firearm, aggravated assault, and disorderly conduct in connection with freeway shootings. Merritt’s next court date is set for April 29 at 1:30 p.m. 

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    The man accused in the Phoenix freeway shootings appeared in court Thursday morning for a pretrial conference.

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  • Accused freeway shooter files $10M claim against Ducey, others

    Accused freeway shooter files $10M claim against Ducey, others

    Tuesday, March 15 2016 2:16 AM EDT2016-03-15 06:16:10 GMT

    Lawyers for I-10 shooting suspect Leslie Merritt Jr. have filed a $10 million notice of claim against Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, the State of Arizona, Maricopa County and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery alleging the investigating agencies “suppressed evidence, ignored exculpatory evidence, intimidated witnesses and misused the legal process to bring false accusations."

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    Lawyers for I-10 shooting suspect Leslie Merritt Jr. have filed a $10 million notice of claim against Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, the State of Arizona, Maricopa County and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery alleging the investigating agencies “suppressed evidence, ignored exculpatory evidence, intimidated witnesses and misused the legal process to bring false accusations."

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  • I-10 freeway shooting documents detail suspect's interrogation

    I-10 freeway shooting documents detail suspect's interrogation

    Sunday, March 13 2016 12:27 AM EST2016-03-13 05:27:03 GMT
    New documents reveal what I-10 shootings suspect Leslie Merritt Jr. allegedly told police during his interrogation. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)New documents reveal what I-10 shootings suspect Leslie Merritt Jr. allegedly told police during his interrogation. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    Investigation documents released by the Arizona Department of Public Safety this week show what the I-10 freeway shooting suspect told police during his interrogation. The 1,200+ page investigation report also details interviews with Leslie Merritt Jr., his wife and co-workers.

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    Investigation documents released by the Arizona Department of Public Safety this week show what the I-10 freeway shooting suspect told police during his interrogation. The 1,200+ page investigation report also details interviews with Leslie Merritt Jr., his wife and co-workers.

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  • New grand jury hearing for freeway shooting suspect denied

    New grand jury hearing for freeway shooting suspect denied

    Friday, February 19 2016 9:40 PM EST2016-02-20 02:40:04 GMT
    Accused freeway shooter Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. in court on Friday, Sept. 19 (Source: PoolAccused freeway shooter Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. in court on Friday, Sept. 19 (Source: Pool

    Attorneys for the man authorities describe as the Phoenix freeway shooter lost a bid Friday to get the case sent back to a grand jury but succeeded in their pursuit of more information about a series of similar shootings last year. 

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    Attorneys for the man authorities describe as the Phoenix freeway shooter lost a bid Friday to get the case sent back to a grand jury but succeeded in their pursuit of more information about a series of similar shootings last year. 

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  • Judge: Defense can’t interview Gov. Ducey in freeway shooter’s case

    Judge: Defense can’t interview Gov. Ducey in freeway shooter’s case

    Tuesday, February 9 2016 1:05 PM EST2016-02-09 18:05:54 GMT

    It has to do with a tweet Ducey sent out after the suspect, Leslie Merritt Jr., was arrested in connection with the freeway shootings. Ducey tweeted, "We got him!" back on Sept. 18.

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    It has to do with a tweet Ducey sent out after the suspect, Leslie Merritt Jr., was arrested in connection with the freeway shootings. Ducey tweeted, "We got him!" back on Sept. 18.

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  • Suspect's lawyers seek deposition from Gov. Ducey in freeway shootings case

    Suspect's lawyers seek deposition from Gov. Ducey in freeway shootings case

    Thursday, February 4 2016 9:58 AM EST2016-02-04 14:58:48 GMT
    Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. as he awaited his first court appearance (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. as he awaited his first court appearance (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    The lawyers for the suspect in the freeway shootings case are requesting a deposition from Gov. Doug Ducey over his 'We got him!' tweet.

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    The lawyers for the suspect in the freeway shootings case are requesting a deposition from Gov. Doug Ducey over his 'We got him!' tweet.

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  • Attorneys for suspected I-10 shooter want prosecutor’s ballistic evidence

    Attorneys for suspected I-10 shooter want prosecutor’s ballistic evidence

    Friday, January 22 2016 10:29 AM EST2016-01-22 15:29:16 GMT

    The defense is seeking an order from the judge to require prosecutors to release the weapon Merritt allegedly used, along with projectiles recovered from his vehicle and unused ammunition so they can be studied by the defense’s consulting expert. 

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    The defense is seeking an order from the judge to require prosecutors to release the weapon Merritt allegedly used, along with projectiles recovered from his vehicle and unused ammunition so they can be studied by the defense’s consulting expert. 

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  • Freeway shooting suspect gives conflicting accounts on gun

    Freeway shooting suspect gives conflicting accounts on gun

    Tuesday, January 12 2016 8:24 PM EST2016-01-13 01:24:23 GMT
    Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was arrested on Sept. 18. He has said repeatedly that he was not involved in the freeway shootings. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was arrested on Sept. 18. He has said repeatedly that he was not involved in the freeway shootings. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)

    A man charged in some of the metro Phoenix freeway shootings last summer gave conflicting accounts about when he pawned a handgun that investigators say was used in some of the attacks, according to a recently released transcript of his police interview.

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    A man charged in some of the metro Phoenix freeway shootings last summer gave conflicting accounts about when he pawned a handgun that investigators say was used in some of the attacks, according to a recently released transcript of his police interview.

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  • Judge to hear arguments in Phoenix freeway shootings case

    Judge to hear arguments in Phoenix freeway shootings case

    Wednesday, December 16 2015 5:41 PM EST2015-12-16 22:41:40 GMT
    Freeway shooting suspect Leslie Merritt in court for a hearing on Dec. 16, 2015 (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Freeway shooting suspect Leslie Merritt in court for a hearing on Dec. 16, 2015 (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Lawyers for a man charged in some of the Phoenix-area freeway shootings will be allowed to argue why the case should be returned to a grand jury.More >

    Lawyers for a man charged in some of the Phoenix-area freeway shootings will be allowed to argue why the case should be returned to a grand jury.

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  • Witness in freeway shooting case backs away from alibi claim

    Witness in freeway shooting case backs away from alibi claim

    Monday, December 7 2015 7:02 PM EST2015-12-08 00:02:19 GMT
    A key witness in the investigation of freeway shootings in metro Phoenix has backed away from her claim that a man arrested in the case was with her at the time of the attacks.More >

    A key witness in the investigation of freeway shootings in metro Phoenix has backed away from her claim that a man arrested in the case was with her at the time of the attacks.

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  • New motion in freeway shooter’s case alleges lies, cover-ups

    New motion in freeway shooter’s case alleges lies, cover-ups

    Monday, December 7 2015 12:06 PM EST2015-12-07 17:06:14 GMT
    A new motion filed in the freeway shooter’s case alleges the state didn’t fully disclose all of the evidence to the grand jury which might have been in the suspect's favor. More >

    A new motion filed in the freeway shooter’s case alleges the state didn’t fully disclose all of the evidence to the grand jury which might have been in the suspect's favor. 

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  • Judge orders release of suspected I-10 shooter on modified bail

    Judge orders release of suspected I-10 shooter on modified bail

    Monday, November 16 2015 8:08 PM EST2015-11-17 01:08:49 GMT
    Attorneys for Leslie Merritt Jr., who were back in court Monday afternoon, argued Merritt was not a flight risk and stressed it was unlikely he could afford to post the lowered bond.More >
    Attorneys for Leslie Merritt Jr., who were back in court Monday afternoon, argued Merritt was not a flight risk and stressed it was unlikely he could afford to post the lowered bond.More >
  • Prosecutor casts doubt on alibi for freeway shooting suspect

    Prosecutor casts doubt on alibi for freeway shooting suspect

    Thursday, October 29 2015 7:40 PM EDT2015-10-29 23:40:04 GMT
    Booking photo of Leslie Merritt on Sept. 19, 2015. (Source: MAricopa County Sheriff's Office)Booking photo of Leslie Merritt on Sept. 19, 2015. (Source: MAricopa County Sheriff's Office)
    A prosecutor has cast doubt on an alibi offered by a man charged in some of the freeway shootings that put drivers in metro Phoenix on edge nearly two months ago.More >
    A prosecutor has cast doubt on an alibi offered by a man charged in some of the freeway shootings that put drivers in metro Phoenix on edge nearly two months ago.More >
  • Lawyers: Suspect in some Phoenix freeway shootings has alibi

    Lawyers: Suspect in some Phoenix freeway shootings has alibi

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 7:00 PM EDT2015-10-14 23:00:44 GMT
    Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., appears for his first court appearance Saturday morning. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., appears for his first court appearance Saturday morning. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Phone records and family interviews show a 21-year-old man charged in some of the freeway shootings that put Phoenix-area drivers on edge recently was not near the crime scenes, defense attorneys said Wednesday.More >
    Phone records and family interviews show a 21-year-old man charged in some of the freeway shootings that put Phoenix-area drivers on edge recently was not near the crime scenes, defense attorneys said Wednesday.More >
  • Attorneys file for release of suspected I-10 shooter

    Attorneys file for release of suspected I-10 shooter

    Wednesday, October 14 2015 11:18 AM EDT2015-10-14 15:18:03 GMT
    The attorneys for alleged I-10 freeway shooter Leslie Merritt, Jr., have filed paperwork asking that he be released on his own recognizance without posting bail.More >
    The attorneys for alleged I-10 freeway shooter Leslie Merritt, Jr., have filed paperwork asking that he be released on his own recognizance without posting bail.More >
  • Freeway shooting suspect pleads not guilty

    Freeway shooting suspect pleads not guilty

    Thursday, October 1 2015 4:53 PM EDT2015-10-01 20:53:45 GMT
    Freeway shooting supsect Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., 21, in court for his arraignment on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Freeway shooting supsect Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., 21, in court for his arraignment on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., 21, was arraigned on 15 felony counts, including aggravated assault and carrying out a drive-by shooting. He has said previously in court that authorities arrested the wrong man.More >
    Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., 21, was arraigned on 15 felony counts, including aggravated assault and carrying out a drive-by shooting. He has said previously in court that authorities arrested the wrong man.More >
  • County attorney on freeway shooting suspect case: 'People can feel safe'

    County attorney on freeway shooting suspect case: 'People can feel safe'

    Wednesday, September 30 2015 11:27 PM EDT2015-10-01 03:27:04 GMT
    "I think the public can rest easy," Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Wednesday.  "It appears to be the person who initiated what was going on at the time. We haven't had any incidents since then."More >
    "I think the public can rest easy," Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Wednesday.  "It appears to be the person who initiated what was going on at the time. We haven't had any incidents since then."More >
  • Suspected freeway shooter could face 100 years in prison

    Suspected freeway shooter could face 100 years in prison

    Wednesday, September 30 2015 8:31 PM EDT2015-10-01 00:31:59 GMT
    Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., appears for his first court appearance Saturday morning. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., appears for his first court appearance Saturday morning. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    A man suspected in some of the freeway shootings that rattled the Phoenix area could go to prison for 100 years if convicted.More >
    A man suspected in some of the freeway shootings that rattled the Phoenix area could go to prison for 100 years if convicted.More >
  • Suspect in 4 of 11 Phoenix freeway shootings is indicted

    Suspect in 4 of 11 Phoenix freeway shootings is indicted

    Saturday, September 26 2015 10:06 AM EDT2015-09-26 14:06:58 GMT
    Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., appears for his first court appearance Saturday morning. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., appears for his first court appearance Saturday morning. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    A grand jury on Friday indicted a man suspected in four of the freeway shootings that have rattled the Phoenix area since late last month.More >
    A grand jury on Friday indicted a man suspected in four of the freeway shootings that have rattled the Phoenix area since late last month.More >
  • DPS removes 'shooter tip line' overhead signs from Valley freeways

    DPS removes 'shooter tip line' overhead signs from Valley freeways

    Friday, September 25 2015 11:12 PM EDT2015-09-26 03:12:06 GMT
    You will no longer be seeing those "shooter tip line" signs along Valley freeways. DPS confirms that the agency has removed that alert message from the overhead freeway signs. Now, DPS is encouraging anyone with information to call Silent Witness.More >
    You will no longer be seeing those "shooter tip line" signs along Valley freeways. DPS confirms that the agency has removed that alert message from the overhead freeway signs. Now, DPS is encouraging anyone with information to call Silent Witness.More >
  • 'We got him!' tweet draws scrutiny in freeway shootings case

    'We got him!' tweet draws scrutiny in freeway shootings case

    Wednesday, September 23 2015 10:07 PM EDT2015-09-24 02:07:33 GMT
    Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was arrested on Sept. 18. He has said repeatedly that he was not involved in the freeway shootings. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was arrested on Sept. 18. He has said repeatedly that he was not involved in the freeway shootings. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Three weeks of growing fear among Phoenix drivers after a series of freeway shootings briefly eased when Arizona's governor blasted the news on social media: "We got him!"Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's tweet came just five minutes after a state police SWAT team arrested a 21-year-old father of two as he left a suburban Wal-Mart store.More >
    Three weeks of growing fear among Phoenix drivers after a series of freeway shootings briefly eased when Arizona's governor blasted the news on social media: "We got him!"Republican Gov. Doug Ducey's tweet came just five minutes after a state police SWAT team arrested a 21-year-old father of two as he left a suburban Wal-Mart store.More >
  • Official charges filed against freeway shooting suspect

    Official charges filed against freeway shooting suspect

    Wednesday, September 23 2015 7:35 PM EDT2015-09-23 23:35:47 GMT
    Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was arrested on Sept. 18. He has said repeatedly that he was not involved in the freeway shootings. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was arrested on Sept. 18. He has said repeatedly that he was not involved in the freeway shootings. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    The Maricopa County Attorney's office has filed 16 felony counts against Leslie Allen Merritt, Jr., 21, in connection with a recent series of shootings that occurred on Interstate 10 in Phoenix.More >
    The Maricopa County Attorney's office has filed 16 felony counts against Leslie Allen Merritt, Jr., 21, in connection with a recent series of shootings that occurred on Interstate 10 in Phoenix.More >
  • Gun belonging to freeway shootings suspect not in pawn shop during I-10 shootings

    Gun belonging to freeway shootings suspect not in pawn shop during I-10 shootings

    Tuesday, September 22 2015 11:33 PM EDT2015-09-23 03:33:49 GMT
    Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was arrested on Sept. 18. He has said repeatedly that he was not involved in the freeway shootings. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was arrested on Sept. 18. He has said repeatedly that he was not involved in the freeway shootings. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Records show the gun that Arizona Department of Public Safety investigators linked to four of the Interstate 10 freeway shootings had been in an out of Mo Money Pawn Shop several times since July.More >
    Records show the gun that Arizona Department of Public Safety investigators linked to four of the Interstate 10 freeway shootings had been in an out of Mo Money Pawn Shop several times since July.More >
  • FREEWAY SHOOTINGS

    Some Valley school districts keeping buses off I-10

    Some Valley school districts keeping buses off I-10

    Tuesday, September 22 2015 1:31 AM EDT2015-09-22 05:31:16 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Even though police have a suspect in custody who they say is forensically tied to least four of the 11 freeway shootings, school districts worry copycats might still be out there.More >
    Even though police have a suspect in custody who they say is forensically tied to least four of the 11 freeway shootings, school districts worry copycats might still be out there.More >
  • Questions and answers about the Phoenix freeway shootings

    Questions and answers about the Phoenix freeway shootings

    Monday, September 21 2015 10:27 PM EDT2015-09-22 02:27:11 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Police made an arrest in the Phoenix freeway shootings that had drivers on alert and avoiding Interstate 10 for weeks. Eleven vehicles in all were hit by bullets or other projectiles, such as BBs or pellets, while driving along Phoenix freeways between Aug. 29 and Sept. 10. There have been no serious injuries, although a 13-year-old girl's ear was cut by glass when a bullet shattered a car window.More >
    Police made an arrest in the Phoenix freeway shootings that had drivers on alert and avoiding Interstate 10 for weeks. Eleven vehicles in all were hit by bullets or other projectiles, such as BBs or pellets, while driving along Phoenix freeways between Aug. 29 and Sept. 10. There have been no serious injuries, although a 13-year-old girl's ear was cut by glass when a bullet shattered a car window.More >
  • Victim of I-10 freeway shooter tells his story

    Victim of I-10 freeway shooter tells his story

    Sunday, September 20 2015 1:51 AM EDT2015-09-20 05:51:44 GMT
    One of the victims of the freeway shooting spree talked to us about his terrifying experience, and about the arrest of Leslie Merritt, Jr.  More >
    One of the victims of the freeway shooting spree talked to us about his terrifying experience, and about the arrest of Leslie Merritt, Jr.  More >
  • Father of alleged freeway shooter speaks out about son's arrest

    Father of alleged freeway shooter speaks out about son's arrest

    Sunday, September 20 2015 1:21 AM EDT2015-09-20 05:21:56 GMT
     The father of the alleged freeway shootings suspect is speaking out about his son's arrest. More >
     The father of the alleged freeway shootings suspect is speaking out about his son's arrest. More >
  • I-10 suspect's online behavior may provide clues to possible motive

    I-10 suspect's online behavior may provide clues to possible motive

    Sunday, September 20 2015 1:17 AM EDT2015-09-20 05:17:38 GMT
    Online posts by the man suspected in the I-10 shootings may provide clues about a possible motive in the case, according to a former Secret Service agent.More >
    Online posts by the man suspected in the I-10 shootings may provide clues about a possible motive in the case, according to a former Secret Service agent.More >
  • Suspected freeway shooter due back in court Friday

    Suspected freeway shooter due back in court Friday

    Sunday, September 20 2015 12:40 AM EDT2015-09-20 04:40:05 GMT
    Detectives reviewing a list of pawn shops that purchased or loaned money for any firearms that matched the make or caliber identified by the Crime Lab led to the arrest of a suspect in the freeway shootings investigation...More >
    Detectives reviewing a list of pawn shops that purchased or loaned money for any firearms that matched the make or caliber identified by the Crime Lab led to the arrest of a suspect in the freeway shootings investigation...More >
  • UPDATE

    I-10 shooting suspect makes 1st court appearance

    I-10 shooting suspect makes 1st court appearance

    Saturday, September 19 2015 4:08 PM EDT2015-09-19 20:08:58 GMT
    The judge set bail at $1 million for Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., 21, after a prosecutor said he presents a danger to the community.More >
    The judge set bail at $1 million for Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., 21, after a prosecutor said he presents a danger to the community.More >
  • SLIDESHOW: AZ freeway shootings

    SLIDESHOW: AZ freeway shootings

    Saturday, September 19 2015 11:46 AM EDT2015-09-19 15:46:08 GMT
    Police arrested a man Friday, Sept. 18  in connection with a string of seemingly random freeway shootings in Phoenix, adding that they had linked the man's gun to four of the 11 cars hit.More >
    Police arrested a man Friday, Sept. 18  in connection with a string of seemingly random freeway shootings in Phoenix, adding that they had linked the man's gun to four of the 11 cars hit.More >
  • Family members of alleged freeway shooter speak about arrest

    Family members of alleged freeway shooter speak about arrest

    Saturday, September 19 2015 2:26 AM EDT2015-09-19 06:26:55 GMT
    Family members of the accused freeway shooter are now speaking out about the arrest.More >
    Family members of the accused freeway shooter are now speaking out about the arrest.More >
  • Map of freeway shootings; suspect linked to first 4

    Map of freeway shootings; suspect linked to first 4

    Saturday, September 19 2015 2:12 AM EDT2015-09-19 06:12:21 GMT
    Since Aug. 29, there have been 11 confirmed shootings of vehicles in the Phoenix area involving bullets or other projectiles. More >
    Since Aug. 29, there have been 11 confirmed shootings of vehicles in the Phoenix area involving bullets or other projectiles. More >
  • UPDATE

    Charges dropped against 'person of interest' in freeway shootings

    Charges dropped against 'person of interest' in freeway shootings

    Friday, September 18 2015 8:32 PM EDT2015-09-19 00:32:21 GMT
    Commissioner Charles Donofrio granted a motion to dismiss charges unrelated to the freeway shootings against 19-year-old Oscar de la Torre Munoz.More >
    Commissioner Charles Donofrio granted a motion to dismiss charges unrelated to the freeway shootings against 19-year-old Oscar de la Torre Munoz.More >
  • Surveillance company offers technology to hunt freeway shooter

    Surveillance company offers technology to hunt freeway shooter

    Friday, September 18 2015 3:04 AM EDT2015-09-18 07:04:23 GMT
    The president of a company that has flown surveillance planes over some of the most dangerous parts of the world is offering to use his technology to help catch the freeway shooter.More >
    The president of a company that has flown surveillance planes over some of the most dangerous parts of the world is offering to use his technology to help catch the freeway shooter.More >
  • Prosecutor: Freeway shootings are acts of domestic terrorism

    Prosecutor: Freeway shootings are acts of domestic terrorism

    Thursday, September 17 2015 11:08 PM EDT2015-09-18 03:08:30 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    The top county prosecutor for metro Phoenix says a series of freeway shootings that has put this desert community on edge are acts of domestic terrorism, but he acknowledged there's no state terrorism law to bring against those responsible. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Wednesday that the shootings qualify as terrorism in a general sense because they have caused fear among motorists and prompted them to change their driving routines.More >
    The top county prosecutor for metro Phoenix says a series of freeway shootings that has put this desert community on edge are acts of domestic terrorism, but he acknowledged there's no state terrorism law to bring against those responsible. Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Wednesday that the shootings qualify as terrorism in a general sense because they have caused fear among motorists and prompted them to change their driving routines.More >
  • Officers step up efforts to make arrest in I-10 freeway shootings

    Officers step up efforts to make arrest in I-10 freeway shootings

    Thursday, September 17 2015 7:55 PM EDT2015-09-17 23:55:42 GMT
    The Arizona Department of Public Safety with the help of Phoenix Police Officers are taking their quest to find the I-10 Freeway shooter, or shooters to people's door steps.More >
    The Arizona Department of Public Safety with the help of Phoenix Police Officers are taking their quest to find the I-10 Freeway shooter, or shooters to people's door steps.More >
  • Billboards, fliers tout reward in Phoenix freeway shooting case

    Billboards, fliers tout reward in Phoenix freeway shooting case

    Wednesday, September 16 2015 10:35 PM EDT2015-09-17 02:35:51 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Digital billboards will be advertising the $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the Phoenix-area freeway shootings.More >
    Digital billboards will be advertising the $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the Phoenix-area freeway shootings.More >
  • OPINION

    Phoenix volunteer patrol force sends scary message

    Phoenix volunteer patrol force sends scary message

    Wednesday, September 16 2015 7:17 PM EDT2015-09-16 23:17:08 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    A group of volunteers dressed all in black, bristling with semiautomatic weapons, are patrolling an Arizona highway that has seen nearly a dozen shootings in recent weeks. They call themselves Bolt Force and they have been patrolling high-crime neighborhoods for half a decade. But now they are lending their hands -- and their arms -- to the search for suspects in the shootings that have terrorized a highway and a city.More >
    A group of volunteers dressed all in black, bristling with semiautomatic weapons, are patrolling an Arizona highway that has seen nearly a dozen shootings in recent weeks. They call themselves Bolt Force and they have been patrolling high-crime neighborhoods for half a decade. But now they are lending their hands -- and their arms -- to the search for suspects in the shootings that have terrorized a highway and a city.More >
  • DPS: Car window broken by projectile on I-10; not related to string of freeway shootings

    DPS: Car window broken by projectile on I-10; not related to string of freeway shootings

    Wednesday, September 16 2015 1:49 PM EDT2015-09-16 17:49:56 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    The Arizona Department of Public Safety has determined that a vehicle that had a window broken on Interstate 10 Wednesday morning was not hit by a bullet.More >
    The Arizona Department of Public Safety has determined that a vehicle that had a window broken on Interstate 10 Wednesday morning was not hit by a bullet.More >
  • DPS, Phoenix police distribute fliers in freeway shootings case

    DPS, Phoenix police distribute fliers in freeway shootings case

    Tuesday, September 15 2015 5:15 PM EDT2015-09-15 21:15:19 GMT
    “The old fashioned fliers are still relevant today,” Graves said at a news briefing Tuesday afternoon, underscoring the agency's determination to solve the case.More >
    “The old fashioned fliers are still relevant today,” Graves said at a news briefing Tuesday afternoon, underscoring the agency's determination to solve the case.More >
  • Reward for info in Phoenix freeway shootings now at $50K

    Reward for info in Phoenix freeway shootings now at $50K

    Tuesday, September 15 2015 12:09 PM EDT2015-09-15 16:09:43 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)(Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)
    The reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a string of Phoenix highway shootings now stands at $50,000.More >
    The reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a string of Phoenix highway shootings now stands at $50,000.More >
  • 'I didn't mean for this to happen,' alleged freeway shooter copycat says

    'I didn't mean for this to happen,' alleged freeway shooter copycat says

    Tuesday, September 15 2015 12:56 AM EDT2015-09-15 04:56:28 GMT
    Aaron Nottingham spoke from jail Monday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Aaron Nottingham spoke from jail Monday. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Aaron Nottingham, 18, spoke to the media Monday afternoon to explain that he and his friends aren't copycats, and they just wanted to have fun but made a very dumb decision. More >
    Aaron Nottingham, 18, spoke to the media Monday afternoon to explain that he and his friends aren't copycats, and they just wanted to have fun but made a very dumb decision. More >
  • Investigators: Tips, technology key to catching Ohio freeway shooter

    Investigators: Tips, technology key to catching Ohio freeway shooter

    Monday, September 14 2015 9:55 PM EDT2015-09-15 01:55:52 GMT
    The search for the Interstate 10 shooter is being watched by some law enforcement members nearly 2,000 miles away. In 2003 and 2004, authorities in Columbus, Ohio were dealing with the I-270 freeway shooter.More >
    The search for the Interstate 10 shooter is being watched by some law enforcement members nearly 2,000 miles away. In 2003 and 2004, authorities in Columbus, Ohio were dealing with the I-270 freeway shooter.More >
  • Questions and answers about Phoenix freeway shootings

    Questions and answers about Phoenix freeway shootings

    Monday, September 14 2015 6:49 PM EDT2015-09-14 22:49:11 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)(Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)
    Police continue to follow leads in pursuit of the shooter, relying on everything from ballistics analysis to a robust public tip line. Here are answers to key questions about the case.More >
    Police continue to follow leads in pursuit of the shooter, relying on everything from ballistics analysis to a robust public tip line. Here are answers to key questions about the case.More >
  • 3 teen arrests not linked to Phoenix freeway shootings

    3 teen arrests not linked to Phoenix freeway shootings

    Monday, September 14 2015 8:41 AM EDT2015-09-14 12:41:35 GMT
    Aaron Nottingham (left), Albert Elijah German (middle) and Christian Cook (right) (Source: Arizona Dept. of Public Safety)Aaron Nottingham (left), Albert Elijah German (middle) and Christian Cook (right) (Source: Arizona Dept. of Public Safety)
    Authorities say the three men arrested for allegedly shooting at cars with a slingshot are not connected to a series of freeway shootings in the Phoenix area.More >
    Authorities say the three men arrested for allegedly shooting at cars with a slingshot are not connected to a series of freeway shootings in the Phoenix area.More >
  • Mom of suspect in 'copycat' incident: 'They weren't trying to hurt anyone'

    Mom of suspect in 'copycat' incident: 'They weren't trying to hurt anyone'

    Monday, September 14 2015 1:58 AM EDT2015-09-14 05:58:44 GMT
    "My son has never hurt anyone; he's not that kind of person," said Michele German, the mother of one of the "copycat" suspects. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)"My son has never hurt anyone; he's not that kind of person," said Michele German, the mother of one of the "copycat" suspects. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Aaron Nottingham, Albert Elijah German and Christian Cook, all three of whom have been on suspicion of assault, endangerment and criminal damage, were not involved in the Interstate 10 shootings that have kept the city on edge for weeks. But Col. Frank Milstead, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, described what they're accused of as a "copycat crime."More >
    Aaron Nottingham, Albert Elijah German and Christian Cook, all three of whom have been on suspicion of assault, endangerment and criminal damage, were not involved in the Interstate 10 shootings that have kept the city on edge for weeks. But Col. Frank Milstead, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, described what they're accused of as a "copycat crime."More >
  • UPDATE

    Freeway shootings investigation continues in wake of arrests in 'copycat crime'

    Freeway shootings investigation continues in wake of arrests in 'copycat crime'

    Monday, September 14 2015 1:24 AM EDT2015-09-14 05:24:23 GMT
    Three teenagers have been arrested for allegedly shooting at cars with a slingshot, but authorities say they are not related to a recent string of freeway shootings. The teens admitted shooting at  six pedestrians and seven vehicles from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Arpaio said.More >
    Three teenagers have been arrested for allegedly shooting at cars with a slingshot, but authorities say they are not related to a recent string of freeway shootings. The teens admitted shooting at  six pedestrians and seven vehicles from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Arpaio said.More >
  • Valley school districts rerouting buses to avoid freeways

    Valley school districts rerouting buses to avoid freeways

    Sunday, September 13 2015 6:50 PM EDT2015-09-13 22:50:10 GMT
    As the number of shooting incidents on Valley freeways grows, some Valley school districts are rerouting their buses as a precaution.More >
    As the number of shooting incidents on Valley freeways grows, some Valley school districts are rerouting their buses as a precaution.More >
  • UPDATE

    A 'person of interest' in freeway shootings makes initial court appearance

    A 'person of interest' in freeway shootings makes initial court appearance

    Sunday, September 13 2015 1:00 PM EDT2015-09-13 17:00:03 GMT
    Oscar de la Torre Munoz, 19, makes an initial appearance early Saturday morning. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)Oscar de la Torre Munoz, 19, makes an initial appearance early Saturday morning. (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    A person of interest detained Friday for questioning into a string of Phoenix-area freeway shootings made an initial appearance early Saturday morning and was booked on an unrelated drug charge.More >
    A person of interest detained Friday for questioning into a string of Phoenix-area freeway shootings made an initial appearance early Saturday morning and was booked on an unrelated drug charge.More >
  • UPDATE

    DPS investigates car window shattered on I-10

    DPS investigates car window shattered on I-10

    Saturday, September 12 2015 5:28 PM EDT2015-09-12 21:28:28 GMT
    State troopers are talking with a motorist who reported a shattered car window while traveling on Interstate 10 near 83rd Avenue Saturday afternoon. No other information about the incident was available. More >
    State troopers are talking with a motorist who reported a shattered car window while traveling on Interstate 10 near 83rd Avenue Saturday afternoon. No other information about the incident was available. More >
  • Freeway drivers still asked to be vigilant

    Freeway drivers still asked to be vigilant

    Saturday, September 12 2015 3:15 AM EDT2015-09-12 07:15:41 GMT
    With no official suspect in custody DPS is still monitoring the freeways and asking drivers to be on the look out for strange behavior.More >
    With no official suspect in custody DPS is still monitoring the freeways and asking drivers to be on the look out for strange behavior.More >
  • Armed citizens search for I-10 shooter

    Armed citizens search for I-10 shooter

    Saturday, September 12 2015 2:17 AM EDT2015-09-12 06:17:04 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    A group of armed volunteers is searching for the gunman firing at Valley freeways, despite criticism from the mayor of Phoenix.More >
    A group of armed volunteers is searching for the gunman firing at Valley freeways, despite criticism from the mayor of Phoenix.More >
  • Police question man in freeway shootings

    Police question man in freeway shootings

    Friday, September 11 2015 10:24 PM EDT2015-09-12 02:24:20 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Police swarmed a convenience store near Interstate 10 in Phoenix, detained a man and woman and seized their white Chevrolet Tahoe on Friday, raising hopes of a resolution to the freeway shootings rattling the city for the past two weeks.More >
    Police swarmed a convenience store near Interstate 10 in Phoenix, detained a man and woman and seized their white Chevrolet Tahoe on Friday, raising hopes of a resolution to the freeway shootings rattling the city for the past two weeks.More >
  • DPS investigating possible freeway shooting

    DPS investigating possible freeway shooting

    Friday, September 11 2015 11:07 AM EDT2015-09-11 15:07:16 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Troopers with the Arizona Department of Public Safety are investigating another report of a possible shooting. The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 on Friday morning. More >
    Troopers with the Arizona Department of Public Safety are investigating another report of a possible shooting. The incident occurred at approximately 5:30 on Friday morning. More >
  • What hit my car? Was it a rock or a bullet?

    What hit my car? Was it a rock or a bullet?

    Friday, September 11 2015 8:16 AM EDT2015-09-11 12:16:00 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)(Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)
    With Department of Public Safety officers investigating bullets, projectiles and everything in between, many people are wondering how to know the difference between a rock strike or a bullet hit.More >

    With Department of Public Safety officers investigating bullets, projectiles and everything in between, many people are wondering how to know the difference between a rock strike or a bullet hit.
    More >
  • 3TV SPECIAL

    Freeways under fire

    Freeways under fire

    Friday, September 11 2015 8:08 AM EDT2015-09-11 12:08:29 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    Brandon Lee and Heather Moore on Thursday hosted a special newscast covering all aspects the freeway shootings, including what investigators are doing and what your can do to help.More >
    Brandon Lee and Heather Moore on Thursday hosted a special newscast covering all aspects the freeway shootings, including what investigators are doing and what your can do to help.More >
  • CBS 5 News Special

    Freeway shootings: Your concerns. CBS 5 answers.

    Freeway shootings: Your concerns. CBS 5 answers.

    Friday, September 11 2015 3:39 AM EDT2015-09-11 07:39:42 GMT
    Sean McLaughlin and Kris Pickel on Thursday hosted a special newscast covering all aspects the shootings, including what investigators are doing and what you can do to help them.Continuing coverage >>> More >
    Sean McLaughlin and Kris Pickel on Thursday hosted a special newscast covering all aspects the shootings, including what investigators are doing and what you can do to help them.
    Continuing coverage >>>
     
    More >
  • Phoenix Interstate-10 shootings: 11 shots fired off in 12 days

    Phoenix Interstate-10 shootings: 11 shots fired off in 12 days

    Thursday, September 10 2015 11:23 PM EDT2015-09-11 03:23:01 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)(Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)
    Another day, another shooting on a busy stretch of Interstate-10 through downtown Phoenix.And still no suspects to speak of. That was the reality Thursday in Arizona, where the Department of Public Safety chief has called the spree of what's now 11 confirmed shootings in 12 days "job one" for his and partner agencies.More >
    Another day, another shooting on a busy stretch of Interstate-10 through downtown Phoenix.And still no suspects to speak of. That was the reality Thursday in Arizona, where the Department of Public Safety chief has called the spree of what's now 11 confirmed shootings in 12 days "job one" for his and partner agencies.More >
  • Arizona police confirm 11th vehicle attack, seek tips

    Arizona police confirm 11th vehicle attack, seek tips

    Thursday, September 10 2015 10:31 PM EDT2015-09-11 02:31:30 GMT
    An Arizona Department of Transportation sign gives a hotline number for information on the recent freeway shootings on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (Source: AP Photo/Traci Carl)An Arizona Department of Transportation sign gives a hotline number for information on the recent freeway shootings on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. (Source: AP Photo/Traci Carl)
    Authorities in Arizona were investigating two more possible shootings of vehicles in the Phoenix area, where electronic billboards urged freeway motorists to provide tips on a spate of shootings that have residents on edge.More >
    Authorities in Arizona were investigating two more possible shootings of vehicles in the Phoenix area, where electronic billboards urged freeway motorists to provide tips on a spate of shootings that have residents on edge.More >
  • Loop 202 victim tells her story

    Loop 202 victim tells her story

    Thursday, September 10 2015 9:16 PM EDT2015-09-11 01:16:54 GMT
     DPS officials now say two incidents reported on the Loop 202 may be related to the I-10 shootings investigation. This, after at least two people reported to DPS their cars were hit with projectiles in the Gilbert area. More >
     DPS officials now say two incidents reported on the Loop 202 may be related to the I-10 shootings investigation. This, after at least two people reported to DPS their cars were hit with projectiles in the Gilbert area. More >
  • UPDATE

    DPS investigating more reports of projectiles hitting vehicles

    DPS investigating more reports of projectiles hitting vehicles

    Thursday, September 10 2015 8:32 PM EDT2015-09-11 00:32:52 GMT
    The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating more incidents involving vehicles being hit by projectiles on Thursday.More >
    The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating more incidents involving vehicles being hit by projectiles on Thursday.More >
  • INFOGRAPHIC

    Freeway shooting incidents

    Freeway shooting incidents

    Thursday, September 10 2015 8:32 PM EDT2015-09-11 00:32:17 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)(Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)
    Authorities are investigating 10 shootings of vehicles over the past two weeks. Department of Public Safety Director Col. Frank Milstead called the incidents "domestic terrorism crimes."More >
    Authorities are investigating 10 shootings of vehicles over the past two weeks. Department of Public Safety Director Col. Frank Milstead called the incidents "domestic terrorism crimes."More >
  • A look at 11 freeway shootings in Phoenix area

    A look at 11 freeway shootings in Phoenix area

    Thursday, September 10 2015 8:31 PM EDT2015-09-11 00:31:23 GMT
    A series of freeway shootings have put commuters in Phoenix on edge as authorities search for suspects and warn drivers to look for signs of suspicious activity. There have been at least 11 shootings in the last two weeks, including one confirmed Thursday and four other incidents still being investigated. More >
    A series of freeway shootings have put commuters in Phoenix on edge as authorities search for suspects and warn drivers to look for signs of suspicious activity. There have been at least 11 shootings in the last two weeks, including one confirmed Thursday and four other incidents still being investigated. More >
  • Freeway shootings latest: Police confirm 11th vehicle shooting in Phoenix

    Freeway shootings latest: Police confirm 11th vehicle shooting in Phoenix

    Thursday, September 10 2015 8:30 PM EDT2015-09-11 00:30:26 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    State police in Arizona are investigating a suspected bullet hole in the side of a commercial truck in the Phoenix area, the third report of a possible freeway shooting to come Thursday morning.More >
    State police in Arizona are investigating a suspected bullet hole in the side of a commercial truck in the Phoenix area, the third report of a possible freeway shooting to come Thursday morning.More >
  • State police unable to confirm report of gunshot on I-10

    State police unable to confirm report of gunshot on I-10

    Thursday, September 10 2015 8:30 PM EDT2015-09-11 00:30:03 GMT
    The Arizona Department of Public Safety says investigators aren't immediately able to confirm a motorist's report of hearing a gunshot being fired along Interstate 10 in Phoenix amid a recent spate of shootings. More >
    The Arizona Department of Public Safety says investigators aren't immediately able to confirm a motorist's report of hearing a gunshot being fired along Interstate 10 in Phoenix amid a recent spate of shootings. More >
  • Raw video: DPS briefing on I-10 shootings (Sept. 8)

    Raw video: DPS briefing on I-10 shootings (Sept. 8)

    Thursday, September 10 2015 8:29 PM EDT2015-09-11 00:29:47 GMT
    The Silent Witness reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment in a recent series of shootings along Interstate 10 has been quadrupled to $20,000.More >
    The Silent Witness reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment in a recent series of shootings along Interstate 10 has been quadrupled to $20,000.More >
  • 2 new incidents investigated amid spate of freeway shootings

    2 new incidents investigated amid spate of freeway shootings

    Thursday, September 10 2015 8:29 PM EDT2015-09-11 00:29:29 GMT
    Authorities in Arizona are investigating two new possible shootings on Phoenix-area freeways. The state Department of Public Safety says one incident involves a vehicle window damaged on Interstate 10 Thursday morning after it was hit by a "projectile." The DPS says there's a separate report of a gunshot being fired along I-10 several miles to the east. More >
    Authorities in Arizona are investigating two new possible shootings on Phoenix-area freeways. The state Department of Public Safety says one incident involves a vehicle window damaged on Interstate 10 Thursday morning after it was hit by a "projectile." The DPS says there's a separate report of a gunshot being fired along I-10 several miles to the east. More >
  • Police: Bullets involved in most Phoenix freeway shootings

    Police: Bullets involved in most Phoenix freeway shootings

    Thursday, September 10 2015 8:29 PM EDT2015-09-11 00:29:00 GMT
    The Arizona Department of Public Safety says seven of the 10 recent shooting incidents on Phoenix-area freeways involved bullets, while the rest involved unspecified "projectiles."More >
    The Arizona Department of Public Safety says seven of the 10 recent shooting incidents on Phoenix-area freeways involved bullets, while the rest involved unspecified "projectiles."More >
  • Window shatters on freeway as police investigate shootings

    Window shatters on freeway as police investigate shootings

    Thursday, September 10 2015 8:28 PM EDT2015-09-11 00:28:37 GMT
    A truck's passenger window shattered on a Phoenix freeway Wednesday as Arizona authorities investigated a string of highway shootings that have rattled nerves and heightened fears of a possible serial shooter.More >
    A truck's passenger window shattered on a Phoenix freeway Wednesday as Arizona authorities investigated a string of highway shootings that have rattled nerves and heightened fears of a possible serial shooter.More >
  • DPS investigates another possible shooting on I-10

    DPS investigates another possible shooting on I-10

    Thursday, September 10 2015 8:28 PM EDT2015-09-11 00:28:14 GMT
     DPS is investigating another possible shooting incident along Interstate 10.More >
     DPS is investigating another possible shooting incident along Interstate 10.More >
  • Arizona authorities investigate 9 freeway shootings

    Arizona authorities investigate 9 freeway shootings

    Thursday, September 10 2015 8:27 PM EDT2015-09-11 00:27:55 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)(Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)
    Arizona authorities are investigating nine shootings of vehicles over the past two weeks that have heightened fears of a possible serial shooter on Phoenix-area freeways.More >
    Arizona authorities are investigating nine shootings of vehicles over the past two weeks that have heightened fears of a possible serial shooter on Phoenix-area freeways.More >
  • 'DOMESTIC TERRORISM'

    Reward for info about I-10 shootings up to $20K

    Reward for info about I-10 shootings up to $20K

    Thursday, September 10 2015 8:27 PM EDT2015-09-11 00:27:37 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    The Silent Witness reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment in a recent series of shootings along Interstate 10 has been increased to $20,000.More >
    The Silent Witness reward for information leading to an arrest or indictment in a recent series of shootings along Interstate 10 has been increased to $20,000.More >
  • NEW DETAILS

    DPS chief: 'You should be concerned' about I-10 shootings

    DPS chief: 'You should be concerned' about I-10 shootings

    Thursday, September 10 2015 8:27 PM EDT2015-09-11 00:27:15 GMT
    (Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)(Source: Arizona Department of Public Safety)
    "We do not know if these shootings are random or related, some type of serialized crime," said Col. Frank Milstead, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.More >
    "We do not know if these shootings are random or related, some type of serialized crime," said Col. Frank Milstead, director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety.More >
  • Damage to Phoenix police sergeant's vehicle investigated

    Damage to Phoenix police sergeant's vehicle investigated

    Thursday, September 10 2015 8:27 PM EDT2015-09-11 00:27:14 GMT
    (Source: KPHO/KTVK)(Source: KPHO/KTVK)
    The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating whether damage to a Phoenix police sergeant's personal vehicle was caused by road debris, a gunshot or something else.More >
    The Arizona Department of Public Safety is investigating whether damage to a Phoenix police sergeant's personal vehicle was caused by road debris, a gunshot or something else.More >