Police release sketch of man who shot former Valley deputy playing Pokemon Go

Mar 8, 2017, 3:34 PM
(Peoria Police Department Photo)...
(Peoria Police Department Photo)
(Peoria Police Department Photo)

PHOENIX — Police have released a composite sketch of a man suspected of shooting a former Valley deputy in the face while she was playing Pokemon Go.

The former Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who has been identified only as Toni, was parked outside of Peoria City Hall  on Feb. 18 playing the popular cell phone game — something she said she does practically every night — when several people approached her car.

One of them asked how to get to 67th Avenue and Litchfield Road and, when Toni responded they had a long walk ahead of them, pulled a gun.

Toni — a 14-year veteran of the sheriff’s office — attempted to drive away but the gunman pulled the trigger, shooting her in the face.

The sketch portrays the shooter. He is a light-skinned Hispanic male who is in his late teens. He is 5-foot-7 or shorter, weighs about 140 pounds and has a thin build. He has short dark brown hair and no facial hair.

He was wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

There are four other suspects in the case.

The second suspect is also a Hispanic male in his late teens. He stands about 5-foot-10 and weighs about 200 pounds with an athletic build. He was wearing a green, Army-style jacket and dark jeans.

The third suspect, like the others, is a Hispanic male in his late teens. He was wearing a white painter’s hat and pants.

A description was not given for the fourth and fifth suspects, as Toni did not get a good look at them.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Peoria Police Department at 623-773-8311 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

KTAR’s Corbin Carson contributed to this report.

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Police release sketch of man who shot former Valley deputy playing Pokemon Go