Suspect arrested after shooting leaves 2 dead, one hurt at Mesa apartment complex

Jadon Wilson was asleep in his apartment when he was jolted out of bed by a series of gunshots early Monday morning.
Published: Aug. 29, 2022 at 7:24 AM MST|Updated: Aug. 29, 2022 at 10:27 AM MST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) — A man is in custody after a shooting left two men dead and another hurt at an apartment complex in Mesa early Monday morning. Just before 2:30 a.m., Mesa police officers were called out to a shooting at an apartment complex on McKellips Road between Mesa Drive and North Horne. Before officers arrived, police say 24-year-old Victor Silversmith was walking in and out of an apartment with a gun in his hand. He was then taken into custody shortly afterward.

As Silversmith was being detained, officers noticed 21-year-old Salvador Morales lying in the parking lot nearby. Morales had been shot, and police attempted to save him, but he died at the scene. Officers then cleared out the apartment and found two more men shot. Police say 25-year-old Greyhawk Silversmith died at the scene, and the second man was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Neighbors described the terrifying situation that woke them up. Jadon Wilson was asleep in his apartment when he was jolted out of bed by a series of gunshots. He looked out the window and saw something he’ll never forget. “I got woken up, it’s 2 a.m., but I saw five shots, and then I see the man on the ground.” said Wilson. “I saw the second guy that I am aware of get murdered with my own eyes.”

Wilson said he heard loud noises coming from the apartment. “Ultimately, I’m hearing the yelling and screaming and then bang bang bang,” said Wilson. “I saw the fire from the muzzle of the gun.”

Wilson said isn’t sure what led up to the shooting. “I have no idea what it was about, other than what I could hear through my walls, and I hear something about this woman’s ex and his brother,” said Wilson. “That’s literally the only communication I could understand.”

Silversmith was booked on one count of first-degree murder. It’s unknown what led up to the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.