Share this story...
Latest News

Police release name of man killed in West Valley drive-by shootings

The June 17, 2021, arrest of 19-year-old Ashin Tricarico, the suspect in a string of drive-by shootings, was captured on video by a pastor at a Surprise, Arizona, church. (TikTok screenshot/@neilbetrue)

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was killed last week during a 90-minute string of drive-by shootings in metropolitan Phoenix last week.

Peoria police on Tuesday said 67-year-old David Liebler was shot in the neck and found dead inside a pickup truck that had gone off the road and into a canal near a freeway.

Authorities said 19-year-old Ashin Tricarico is accused of opening fire Thursday on cars and pedestrians from a SUV last Thursday in at least eight separate shootings in three cities west of Phoenix.

Four people were shot including Liebler and a dozen others injured.

Tricarico told police he believed people were after him because of his involvement in another shooting, according to court documents.

Authorities said Tricarico remains jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder, endangerment, aggravated assault and drive-by shooting.

His next court hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

It was unclear Tuesday if Tricarico has a lawyer yet who can speak on his behalf.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Show Podcasts and Interviews

Reporter Stories