Breaking News!!: Glendale, AZ: Man arrested in connection with Interstate 10 shootings.
Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the Interstate 10 shootings in and around Phoenix, Arizona.
According to a Spokesman with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the Arizona Department of Public Safety SWAT and the Glendale Police Department took the suspected Interstate 10 shooter, identified as 21 year old Leslie Allen Merritt Jr., into police custody at around 6:45pm MST on Friday, September 18th, 2015 at a Walmart near 59th Avenue and Northern Avenue in Glendale, Arizona.
Authorities say the suspect was tackled at the entrance of the store and didn’t resist arrest.
** Picture of the suspect from NBC affiliate KPNX Channel 12: **
Authorities are saying that at this moment, the suspect is connected with at least 4 of the 11 Interstate 10 shootings, but are still investigating the other shootings for any connects.
In a statement, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said, “I applaud the excellent work done by our state troopers, SWAT team, investigators, Col. Milstead and all the law enforcement agencies who partnered to identify this suspect and apprehend him. This was no easy case, but our law enforcement officials worked night and day from the moment these shootings began to get to the bottom of it and protect Arizona citizens. Let it be clear — those who endanger the lives of Arizona residents will pay the consequences and be prosecuted with the full force of the law.”
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