Mesa man allegedly fired 26 shots at parents’ home after getting kicked out

Oct 29, 2021, 1:20 PM
Ruben Flores III (Mesa Police Department Photo)...
Ruben Flores III (Mesa Police Department Photo)
(Mesa Police Department Photo)

PHOENIX – A Mesa man was arrested earlier this week for allegedly shooting 26 shots into his parents’ house in multiple incidents after they kicked him out, authorities said.

Ruben Flores III, 22, was taken into custody Monday and booked on three counts of discharging a firearm at a structure and one count of firearm theft. He also had a warrant out against him, according to a Mesa Police Department crime blog post.

Police said Flores was kicked out Oct. 20 after allegedly threatening to kill his father.

The next night around 9 p.m. the house was hit by 13 bullets. Ten more bullets entered the rear of the house on Oct. 23 around 10 p.m., with three more the next day.

Investigators suspected Flores and used a neighborhood video surveillance and other evidence to connect him to the shootings.

He possessed a handgun when he was taken into custody and was wearing the same clothes as the subject in the surveillance footage, police said.

Police also said Flores allegedly used Uber for rides before and after the shootings.

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