I-10 Shooter

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Monica Lindstrom

Legally Speaking: I-10 shooter suit poses interesting question about suing officials

It's hard to determine when officials should be sued, but the lawsuit filed by accused I-10 shooter Leslie Merritt Jr. poses interesting an question.
6 years ago
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KTAR.com

DPS director: We still believe Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. is I-10 shooter

The Arizona Department of Public Safety still feels it captured the I-10 shooter, despite the case against Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. being dismissed.
6 years ago
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Mike Sackley

Attorneys: There was never any evidence Leslie Allen Merritt Jr. was I-10 shooter

Defense attorneys for Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., the accused I-10 shooter, said there was never any evidence against their client in the case.
6 years ago
Mac & Gaydos

Former Gov. Jan Brewer: Doug Ducey needs to get to bottom of I-10 shooter mess

Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said Tuesday that someone -- even Gov. Doug Ducey himself -- needs to get to the bottom of the I-10 shooter case in Arizona.
6 years ago
FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2015 file photo, accused freeway shooter Leslie Allen Merritt, Jr., appears ...
KTAR.com

Arizona officially drops charges against former I-10 shooting suspect

Arizona has officially dismissed all charges against Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., the man accused of opening fire on multiple occasions along I-10.
6 years ago
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Man suspected of opening fire on I-10 released to await trial

Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., who was charged with four shootings on I-10 in the Phoenix area, will be released from jail to await trial, a judge ruled Tuesday.
6 years ago
Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., makes his initial appearance before a judge at the Maricopa County Sherif...
KTAR.com

Accused Interstate 10 shooter files $10M claim against Arizona, Gov. Doug Ducey

The man suspected of opening fire at several cars on Interstate 10 has filed a $10 million civil claim alleging he was wrongfully accused.
6 years ago
Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., makes his initial appearance before a judge at the Maricopa County Sherif...
KTAR.com

Charges filed against accused Phoenix freeway shooter

Charges were formally filed Wednesday against an accused Phoenix freeway shooter on the same day the Department of Public Safety said the first shooting actually happened days before it was reported.
7 years ago
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Cooper Rummell

Officials: Phoenix freeway shooting case still not closed despite recent arrest

Officials at the Arizona Department of Public Safety want drivers to know the freeway shooter case is not closed as of Monday, despite a recent arrest.
7 years ago
Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., waits to make his initial appearance before a judge at the Maricopa Count...
Monica Lindstrom

Breaking down the charges in the Phoenix Interstate 10 shooter case

On Friday, the people of Phoenix and Maricopa County breathed a collective sigh of relief when news broke that DPS had arrested a suspect in the Interstate 10 shootings. Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., a 21-year-old landscaper, was charged in four of the shootings on I-10 that occurred Aug. 29 and 31. We do not yet know why he allegedly shot […]
7 years ago
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KTAR Newsroom

DPS rolling out billboards to find suspect in Interstate 10 shootings

The Arizona Department of Public Safety said Wednesday it would use billboards to help find the person or people behind the Interstate 10 shootings.
7 years ago
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KTAR Newsroom

DPS: 3 damaged Tucson windshields not Interstate 10 shooter

Three windshields damaged on highways near Tucson are not related to the Interstate 10 shootings, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said Tuesday.
7 years ago
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KTAR Newsroom

Arizona State University latest to reroute buses from Interstate 10

Arizona State University is the latest on a growing list of schools to reroute its buses from Interstate 10 in Phoenix after a spate of shootings.
7 years ago
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KTAR Newsroom

DPS ups reward in Interstate 10 shooting in Phoenix to $50K

The reward for information on the Interstate 10 shootings in Phoenix was raised to $50,000 on Monday, the Arizona Department of Public Safety said.
7 years ago
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MCSO identifies 3 teens arrested in copycat shooting

A press conference announcing new arrests made in the vehicle windshield shootings will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Maricopa County Sheriff's Headquarters.
7 years ago
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KTAR Newsroom

DPS says reports of shattered windows were from road debris, not Interstate 10 shooter

Numerous reports of possible shooting incidents along I-10 Saturday turned out to be nothing more than road debris, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
7 years ago
KTAR Newsroom

Authorities say Oscar de La Torre Munoz not prime suspect in I-10 shootings

The investigation into identifying the person or persons responsible for a string of shootings along the I-10 freeway continued Saturday as more incidents were reported.
7 years ago
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Bob McClay

Cardinals fans worried about freeway shootings can take alternate routes

For Arizona Cardinals fans going to the game Sunday, Glendale officials said there are plenty of alternative routes to the stadium that don't involve freeways.
7 years ago
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KTAR Newsroom

Multiple Arizona school districts reroute buses in wake of freeway shootings

After 11 shootings have been confirmed on Phoenix freeways over 13 days, five Arizona school districts have changed their bus routes to avoid these freeways.
7 years ago
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KTAR Newsroom

DPS identifies person arrested on unrelated charges after questioning in I-10 shootings

A person of interest in the investigation of the Interstate 10 shootings was booked on unrelated charges around 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.
7 years ago
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Bruce St. James and Pamela Hughes

Possible Phoenix freeway shooting victim: ‘I didn’t even see anybody’

PHOENIX — A woman who may have been a victim of a Phoenix freeway shooting said she’s still trying to figure out what happened after a side window was fractured. Kim, who did not give her last name, said she was driving northbound on State Route 51 on Thursday about 10:30 a.m. when she thought […]
7 years ago
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KTAR.com

Authorities eliminate 1 incident from I-10 shootings list

Arizona authorities investigating shootings along Interstate 10 have eliminated one recent incident from the growing list of victims as they sift through a mound of information.
7 years ago
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Mac & Gaydos

Driver involved in Interstate 10 shooting incident describes what happened

A semi-driver who was struck while driving along a Phoenix freeway has spoken out in an interview with KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac and Gaydos, in the wake of nearly a dozen confirmed shootings since late August.
7 years ago
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KTAR Newsroom

Phoenix-area district bans buses from freeways after I-10 shootings

PHOENIX — A Phoenix-area school district has banned its buses from freeways until the Interstate 10 shootings are stopped. Fowler Elementary District issued an executive order Wednesday prohibiting its buses from freeways, citing concerns for student safety. “I want all school district vehicles to refrain from using any freeway, I-10, I-17, 101, 202, 303 or […]
7 years ago