A man who matched the description of a gunman wanted in connection with seven serial killings in the Phoenix area was taken into custody early today after a pursuit and standoff on a freeway in Corona, Ca., reports the Los Angeles Times. The California Highway Patrol began pursuing the man about 1 a.m. after receiving reports that Costa Mesa police were following a man who matched the description of a suspected serial killer wanted in Arizona.
At about 2 a.m., the man stopped but he refused to surrender. A standoff went on for about two hours until he was finally taken into custody. A weapon, possibly a gun, was recovered from the man’s belongings. Phoenix police said the random killings mostly occurred at night in west Phoenix. The last shooting resulted in the deaths of three women on June 12.