SURPRISE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Police say they have arrested a 23-year-old El Mirage man in connection with a shooting that left two men dead in Surprise early Thursday morning.

The Surprise Police Department identified him as Chasten Fairris, and say he is facing two counts of of first-degree murder.

Officers responded to a neighborhood near Waddell Road and Bullard Avenue around 3:40 a.m.

[VIDEO: 2 people dead after reported shooting in Surprise]

Surprise police spokesman Timothy Klarkowski said when officers arrived, they found two men suffering from traumatic injuries.

One man was located in the roadway and another man was found inside of a vehicle. 

Klarkowski said the man in the vehicle, later identified as 29-year-old Ricardo De La Isla of El Mirage, was pronounced dead at the scene. The man in the roadway, 26-year-old Joseph Hutchinson of Surprise, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

While police were on the scene, the Surprise Police Department received a call from somebody who lives about two blocks away reporting a man banging on his door.

That man was later confirmed to be Fairris, police said. The caller told police Fairris "appeared to have a gunshot wound to his arm...," according to the Surprise Police Department.

The resident reportedly said Fairris asked him to call the fire department but not the police. 

Fairris was taken to the hospital.

As detectives continued their investigation, they learned that Fairris and Hutchinson had planned to invite De La Isla to a home in Surprise with the intent of robbing him.

Police took Fairris into custody as soon as he was released from the hospital. He has since been booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Police said Fairris has not told them what led up to the shooting, nor is it clear how he knew Hutchinson and De La Isla.


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Yall are judgmental idiots Ricardo got tricked into this mess by those two pieces of scum white trash tweekers. What if this was your son/uncle /cuzzin / relative. You wouldn't be speaking the harsh words you are now. Don't be so quick to judge. It might be someone you love next. Hope it is so you know how it feels.


Take a look at his facebook...He got the life he wanted. #prisonlife


It's funny how this chat took a turn to blame Mexicans and Californians for the bad state of things in Arizona and never relate them to any good. Yet every time there has been a psycho or a shooting of this type, to my knowledge it's not Californians or Mexicans. It's typically a white male, American-born that is on either prescription drugs or hard street drugs. Facts


Weird that the FBI doesn't share your take on "facts". Have you ever looked at an actual crime stat, and not something Vox tells you? Do you read the local news in relative entirety or do you skip stories that don't help your narrative? If you want the most common factor in this kind of thing, look at ideology.


Whatever you do [sad] don't retire in Arizona [sad] [batman] because I guarantee is going to get much worse

JF Conlon

You sure sound like tressamme, the god of 'tookie'!

Bruce Lee

First off, this is why you tell your children to stay away from meth!! Who the heck is up at 3:40am? Secondly... sad to here there was a survivor, it would of been better if all 3 had died


Surprise will be the next Maryvale. It's already happening, and at a very fast pace. This is what happens when California refugees move into your state.


I agree! Mexicans and white trailer trash!

Wayne kenoff

Mactact- help me understand your logic. White trailer trash, meaning not all white people are scum like this? But all Mexicans are scum? Racist much?


I think we should build a wall between us and California. We would probably be better off with the Mexicans.


Looks like little Chastin is from AZ. Has an AZ prison record.


The temperature made it cool outside at time. [pirate]


huh? Just Say No To Drugs!

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