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Phoenix police arrest suspect accused of shooting 2 during multiple robberies

Trey Waters (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office photo)

PHOENIX — A 29-year-old man was arrested Monday for his suspected involvement in three armed robberies over the past month, two in which people were shot, according to authorities.

Trey Waters was taken into custody around 7:30 p.m. near Central and Sunland avenues and booked on one count of attempted murder, five counts of aggravated assault, three counts of armed robbery with a deadly weapon and one count of kidnapping.

Waters was apprehended without incident but was armed at the time of his arrest, according to authorities.

The first incident occurred on April 12 around 10:30 a.m. at a hotel near McDowell Road and 52nd Street, where police say Waters entered a room and demanded property, striking a man in the face with a gun and shooting him in the neck before tying up a woman and leaving.

Two weeks later, Waters allegedly robbed an ice cream truck driver at gunpoint just before 2 p.m. near Baseline Road and 24th Street. Police say Waters struck the ice cream driver in the face with a gun and pointed the gun at a customer before fleeing.

The third incident took place on Sunday around 10:30 a.m. at a store near Southern Avenue and Val Vista Drive where police say Waters shot a cashier during an attempted robbery and shot the woman again, who was lying on the ground, while fleeing the store.

Both shooting victims suffered serious injuries, while the ice cream driver in the second incident suffered non-threatening injuries and the woman in the first robbery was uninjured, according to authorities.

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