Arizona governor: Suspect arrested in Phoenix freeway shootings
PHOENIX — A SWAT team has arrested a suspect in the shootings along a busy stretch of Interstate 10 in downtown Phoenix, authorities said.
“We got him! DPS SWAT team is in custody of the individual suspected of I-10 shootings. Apprehended moments ago,” Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey tweeted Friday night.
The investigation is ongoing, he said.
The rash of shootings in downtown spawned copycats along roadways elsewhere in Phoenix — presumably by someone trying to emulate the I-10 incidents, authorities said.
Last week, Arizona State Troopers spokesman Tim Case confirmed at least 11 shootings in and around I-10 in less than two weeks, and “numerous reports” of damaged cars.
The first I-10 shootings were reported on August 29, when bullets hit an SUV, an empty commercial tour bus and a passenger car. More shootings followed in subsequent days.
None of the shootings have been fatal. Only one related injury was reported: A girl, 13, whose right ear was cut last month when a bullet pierced the windshield of the SUV she was in.