Suspected serial shooter victim's mother speaks: 'I have closure'

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Jesse Olivas, left, was killed on New Year's Day in 2016 and his mother, Lydia Lopez, right, spoke about the arrest made on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Jesse Olivas, left, was killed on New Year's Day in 2016 and his mother, Lydia Lopez, right, spoke about the arrest made on Monday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Jesse Olivas, 22, was gunned down near his Maryvale home in January of last year. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Jesse Olivas, 22, was gunned down near his Maryvale home in January of last year. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Lydia Lopez said she had closure after police made an arrest in the Serial Street Shooter case. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Lydia Lopez said she had closure after police made an arrest in the Serial Street Shooter case. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

Jesse Olivas, 22, was gunned down near his Maryvale home in January of last year. The case remained open for more than a year and his mother, Lydia Lopez, prayed each day that a break in the case would come.

"I prayed every single day because it happened just down the street. I couldn't pass by the corner for a long time," Lopez said.

The big break came when the suspect serial shooter, 23-year-old Aaron Saucedo was arrested. Phoenix police announced on Monday Saucedo is facing charges linked to Olivas' murder.  

[READ MORE: Police name Serial Street Shooter suspect, add 3 more shootings to case]

"I'm grateful to God that they caught him. He's stopped now. He's not going to hurt any more people, and I have closure," Lopez said.

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She plans to attend at least some of the upcoming court proceedings.

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