Aaron Saucedo has been arrested in Arizona under suspicion for being responsible for a string of deadly shootings that occurred last year in Phoenix. Evidence has been uncovered which has linked him to the death of eight people that occurred between January and July of 2016.
Saucedo has no motive that has been identified by the police as of yet, but they do know that he acted alone in these slayings.
This 23-year old man was already charged with a murder that occurred in Aughst of 2015. The victim was a 61-year old man who was dating the suspect’s mother.
Some of the other victims include a 12-year old girl and a 55-year old woman, but these targets seem to be more random than the last one.
The killings stopped in July after they got a lot of media coverage.
The evidence against him includes eye-witness statements, ballistic materials and surveillance video, which all add up to 26 felony counts. He is being charged with multiple cases of homicide, aggravated assault and drive by shootings.
Police in the US state of Arizona say a man arrested last month is responsible for a series of deadly shootings in Phoenix last year. Aaron Saucedo, 23, had already been charged with murder in connection with a killing in August 2015, police say. Now he has been linked to the deaths of eight other people, between January and July 2016. Police say they have not identified a motive but believe he acted alone. His lawyer has not commented. The 2015 victim was a 61-year-old man who had dated the suspect’s mother, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said.
The other victims, including a 12-year-old girl and a 55-year-old woman, seem to have been targeted at random. “Today is a good day in the city of Phoenix,” Mayor Greg Stanton said. Police gave few details on how they linked the man to the killings, which stopped last July amid extensive media coverage. But they said the evidence included surveillance video, witness statements and ballistics material. He faces 26 additional felony counts, including multiple counts of homicide, aggravated assault and drive-by shootings. The Maricopa County attorney has not yet decided which charges to formally bring against him.