The Arizona Republic reporter Megan Cassidy sums up the press conference held at Phoenix police headquarters announcing the arrest of the suspect in the “Serial Street Shooter” case on May 8, 2017. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com
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Phoenix police have arrested Aaron Saucedo in connection with the “Serial Street Shooting” case.
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Phoenix police released this recording of a 911 call made by a victim of the so-called ‘serial street shooter’ in a July 11, 2016, incident — the latest in the string of unsolved shootings.
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Teresa Anderson explains what it’s like to live in the Maryvale area where fatal shootings have occurred. Video by Patrick Breen/azcentral.com
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A 16-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot while walking in the 1000 block of East Moreland Street. Police say this shooting is the first in a string of shootings attributed to the Phoenix “serial street shooter.”
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On March 18, about 11:30 p.m., a 21-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot while standing outside of his vehicle in the 4300 block of North 73rd Avenue. This is a 911 call made shortly after the incident.
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Republic reporters Megan Cassidy and Michael Kiefer talk about a recent update in the “serial street shooter” case. Thomas Hawthorne/azcentral.com
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At a press conference held at the Phoenix Police Department, the Mayor of Phoenix and members of law enforcement asked for public help in solving the serial shooter case. Tom Tingle/azcentral.com
Tom Tingle/ azcentral.com
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Thomas Braxton, 47, discusses the “serial street shooter” who has been connected to a ninth shooting incident, in the 3000 block of Oak Street. Adrian Hedden/azcentral
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The Phoenix Police Department met with members of the community on Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
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Sharon Layton talks about the night Angela Linner, Stefanie Ellis and Maleah Ellis were shot and describes how she and family members tried to help. David Kadlubowski/azcentral.com
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According to police, four shootings committed in west Phoenix are likely connected to the same shooter or shooters. Megan Cassidy and Thomas Hawthorne/azcentral.com
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Police are asking for the public’s help in solving a string of unsolved murders in west Phoenix, including three shootings in the first two weeks of June.
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A string of 12 Phoenix shootings from Aug. 12, 2015, to July 11, 2016, are being tied to a 23-year-old man now accused by authorities of being the “Serial Street Shooter.”
Aaron Juan Saucedo, who was arrested April 19 on suspicion of a 2015 murder, was booked on May 8 on 26 additional felony counts, including homicide, aggravated assault and drive-by shooting. Police also have linked the 2015 murder to the serial shootings.
Here is a timeline of how the killings occurred and how the police investigation played out:
Aug. 12, 2015: Shots were fired at a home in the 900 block of East Colter Street. No one was injured.
Aug. 16, 2015: Raul Romero, 61, was gunned down outside his car in the 900 block of East Montebello Avenue.
Jan. 1, 2016: About 12:45 a.m., 22-year-old Jesse Olivas was shot multiple times in the 2200 block of North 58th Drive off Monte Vista Road He later died of his injuries.
March 17, 2016: About 11:30 p.m., a 16-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot while walking in the 1000 block of East Moreland Street.
March 18, 2016: About 11:30 p.m., a 21-year-old man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot while standing outside of his vehicle in the 4300 block of North 73rd Avenue.
April 1, 2016: About 9 p.m., 21-year-old Diego Verdugo-Sanchez was shot and killed outside a home near the 5500 block of West Turney Avenue.
April 19, 2016: About 4:30 a.m., the body of 55-year-old Krystal Annette White was discovered near the 500 block of North 32nd Place. She died of apparent gunshot wounds.
June 3, 2016: About 9:50 p.m., 32-year-old Horacio De Jesus Pena was fatally shot while outside a home in the 6700 block of West Flower Street.
June 10, 2016: About 9:30 p.m., 19-year-old Manuel Castro Garcia was fatally shot outside a home near the 6500 block of West Coronado Road.
June 12, 2016: About 2:35 a.m., an unoccupied vehicle was discovered shot in the 6200 block of West Mariposa Drive.
June 12, 2016: About 3 a.m., a gunman opened fire on two women and a girl seated in a parked car outside a home near the 6300 block of West Berkeley Road. Angela Linner, 31, and Maleah Ellis, 12, died almost immediately. Maleah’s mother, Stefanie Ellis, died three weeks later.
June 21, 2016: Phoenix police announce that five west Phoenix slayings are connected and later add others to the list. All of the shootings are in residential neighborhoods with predominantly Hispanic populations. Most residents of those neighborhoods are Spanish-language dominant.
July 11, 2016: During evening hours, a gunman shot at a vehicle in a residential neighborhood at 30th and Sheridan streets. A 21-year-old man and 4-year-old boy were in the vehicle, but neither was injured.
July 12, 14 2016: Police release sketches of the “Serial Street Shooter.”
Aug. 20, 2016: Community members gather at Marivue Park to remember the victims.
Aug. 25, 2016: Silent Witness raises the reward for information leading to an arrest to $75,000.
April 19, 2017: Police say they developed probable cause to arrest Aaron Juan Saucedo as a suspect in the murder of Raul Romero. Romero had been dating Saucedo’s mother at the time of his death.
April 2017: The Arizona Department of Public Safety turns over to Phoenix police the ballistics evidence gathered in its investigation of a string of freeway shootings in 2015. The link between the freeway shootings and the Saucedo arrest, authorities say, was a Hi-Point 9mm handgun Saucedo had pawned less than three weeks after the Romero murder. Guns connected to the two crimes were pawned at Mo Money Pawn Shop, near 12th Street and Indian School Road.
April 25, 2017: Police say they are interviewing a “person of interest” in the serial street shootings, but Police Chief Jeri Williams urged restraint while investigators continued their work.
May 8, 2017: Williams announces that Saucedo has been arrested on suspicion of 26 additional felony counts, including homicide, aggravated assault and drive-by shooting. Police later say he is not linked to the freeway shootings.
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