Arrests Expected in Phoenix Serial Killings


Arizona authorities on Friday were working on an apparent break in one of the two serial murder cases that have gripped Phoenix in recent months. Investigators from an interagency police task force took two suspects into custody in the “Serial Shooter” case, says the Arizona Republic. The case has held the Valley in a grip of fear for months, with six people killed and 18 wounded. The shootings began in May 2005. The latest shooting was Sunday night when a 22-year-old woman was shot to death while walking on Gilbert Road near Grandview Street.

Police said that two men were taken into custody. Mesa Police, Phoenix Police, Scottsdale police, FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents also were at the Windscape Apartments searching at least one apartment. The Serial Shooter case is one of two serial attacker cases being investigated in the Valley. The Baseline Killer has shot to death eight people and been involved in sexual assaults and robberies since last August. Police still are asking for the help of the public in that case.


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