Alleged ITT Tech shooter: 'It was an accident'

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland
By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- "It was an accident." That's how Carlos Webb, 33, Wednesday, shackled and on his way to jail, described the violence and terror that he allegedly unleashed at the ITT Technical Institute in the West Valley Tuesday night.

It all started, according to cops, when Webb, a student at the school, brandished a handgun in one of the classes, threatening a female student who believed to be Webb's girlfriend.

A 30-year-old female employee of the school then reportedly tried to intervene.

Police say the good Samaritan school worker was then grabbed at gunpoint by Webb and dragged into the parking lot. When the woman broke free, Webb allegedly shot her in the back.

The seriously injured woman was then rushed to a Valley hospital where she is expected to survive, but the shooter fled and remained on the run overnight.

Police caught up with their suspect early Wednesday morning in northwest Phoenix at a house owned by one of Webb's relatives.

A SWAT team was called in, but eventually Carlos Webb surrendered without incident.

Webb, who has done prison time in New Mexico on a stalking and kidnapping conviction, is behind bars, facing kidnapping and attempted murder charges.