Reward in Phoenix serial street shooter case raised to $75,000

Aug 25, 2016, 1:20 PM | Updated: 2:17 pm
A composite sketch of a possible suspect is shown. (Phoenix Police Department Photo)...
A composite sketch of a possible suspect is shown. (Phoenix Police Department Photo)
(Phoenix Police Department Photo)

PHOENIX — The reward for information in the Phoenix serial shooter case has been raised to $75,000, officials announced Thursday.

“We know that someone out there has information,” Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said during a press conference, adding that his office was contributing $25,000 to the reward to bring the total to $75,000.

Nine shootings across the Valley have been linked to the shooter, in which seven people have been killed.

Phoenix Police Chief Joe Yahner said it is important the public remains vigilant and people keep talking about the serial shooter.

“We believe by continuing to focus on this case, it will lead us to the information to solve it,” he said.

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said his office would not explore the immigration status of victims or informants in the case and encouraged them to step forward. The shootings have primarily happened in heavily Latino neighborhoods.

Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Michael Caputo said the agency is providing “insight and assistance” in identifying the serial shooter through behavioral analysis. It is also helping with standard police procedures and contributed to the reward for information pot,

Police have received about 1,500 tips, but said Thursday there were no investigational updates in the case.

Police believe the shooter has access to two cars: A white Cadillac or Lincoln and a late-1990s or early-2000s black BMW 5 series.

If all nine incidents were carried out by the same person or group, they could be charged with as many as seven homicides and a slew of other shooting-related charges.

Anyone with information on the shootings is asked to contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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Reward in Phoenix serial street shooter case raised to $75,000