Mesa, Arizona Shooting: Six Shot, One Dead; Suspect Caught

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[h1]One killed, five wounded in shooting spree in Phoenix suburb[/h1]
MESA, Ariz. (Reuters) - One person was killed and five others wounded when a gunman opened fire on Wednesday at a motel and at least three other locations across the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, police said.

Police fanned out across the city searching for the gunman, described as a man in his 40s with a tattoo on his neck who fled in a car and remained at large, Mesa police spokesman Esteban Flores said.

The shooter began in a room at a motel, across the street from a trade school in Mesa, and then opened fire at other locations in the city, less than 15 miles east of Phoenix, Flores told reporters.

"We don't know the motive. We know there was some type of argument at the first location, at the motel," Flores told reporters, adding that six people were shot in total, including one person who died and another who was in critical condition at a hospital.

Dozens of police officers stood at the site of the first shooting - the Tri-City Inn motel and an adjacent tattoo parlor.

The East Valley Institute of Technology, the trade school near where the shooting started, and nearby Mesa Community College were placed on lockdown as a precaution due to the shooting, the campuses said on their Twitter pages.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said in a statement that he had spoken to the mayor of Mesa and offered the support and resources of the state, including the Department of Public Safety, in handling the shooting.

"Right now, our hearts and prayers are with the people of Mesa, the individuals affected by this tragedy, and all law enforcement and first responders working to assist the victims," Ducey said.
 
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arizona is an open carry state right?

nobody dumped back on dude?
 
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What was the reason for him shooting people randomly? To be blissfully honest I really only see white people running around shooting and killing people
 
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Scary ****, my kids pediatrician is located within the EVIT complex.

I've taken courses at MCC before.
 

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What was the reason for him shooting people randomly? To be blissfully honest I really only see white people running around shooting and killing people
Yeah brah people of other races have done this too. I was in HS during the DC sniper days :smh:

I haven't seen any statistics that point to the number being disproportionately white. Could be, but not something I have researched.

But same way I wouldn't want black folk labeled when a small group commits a crime, it is not fair to label white peoples this way.

The important questions, what were caused this, and what steps can we take so this doesn't happen again

For example if dude is nuts, we need to look at the state of mental healthcare, or school bullying. But in some cases there is not rhyme or reason

Not cornballin on some "not all white peoples is bad" steez, just saying, lets first get the facts B
 
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What was the reason for him shooting people randomly? To be blissfully honest I really only see white people running around shooting and killing people
Well.

Although White males made up 69.2% of those arrested in 2011 for urban violence, Black men still account for the majority of the prison population, more than six times as likely to be incarcerated than White men.
Recent studies reveal that most school shooters are White males, with 97 percent being male and 79 percent White. Over the last three decades, 90 percent of high school or elementary school shootings were the result of White, often upper-middle class, perpetrators.
http://www.politicalresearch.org/2014/06/19/mass-shooters-have-a-gender-and-a-race/







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Defintely not only white people
 
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You gotta be a lame *** ***** to shoot up some folks that ain't even got anything to do with it
 
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This thread might go off the rails at any second. Either because of the racial aspect, or dem NT gun enthusiast coming in and righting novellas about gun control.

Me just making that joke probably already got some dudes rustled
 
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Scary ****, my kids pediatrician is located within the EVIT complex.

I've taken courses at MCC before.
My girl is a nursing student at Pima.  They had them on lockdown, in an area with no windows and one point of entry.  They got escorted out after they caught the guy.  Scary **** and no, not everyone carries out here. 
 
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My girl is a nursing student at Pima.  They had them on lockdown, in an area with no windows and one point of entry.  They got escorted out after they caught the guy.  Scary **** and no, not everyone carries out here. 
Stay safe bro.
 
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 The man reportedly arrested in the aftermath of a shooting spree in Mesa, Ariz., today sports tattoos that identify him as a neo-Nazi. What’s more, a local retired detective says he is a longtime white supremacist skinhead associated with major racist groups.


Ryan Giroux
Arizona Department of Corrections

Ryan Giroux, who allegedly murdered one person and wounded five others earlier today and was arrested after a frenzied manhunt, was released from prison in Arizona in 2013. According to prison records, he has convictions for attempt to commit aggravated assault, marijuana, theft, and second degree burglary. Records indicate that he was sentenced to a total of about 14 years in prison.

The Arizona prison system’s mug shot of Giroux shows his face covered in white supremacist tattoos: where his shaven eyebrows used to be, the words “SKIN” and “HEAD”; on his left temple, the number “88,” which is neo-Nazi code for Heil Hitler (because H is the 8th letter of the alphabet); and on his chin, a Celtic cross, which for white supremacists represents the white race.

A retired Mesa Police detective who once infiltrated local skinhead groups, told Hatewatch that he knew Giroux from previous encounters, and that Giroux was a member of Hammerskin Nation, a notoriously violent racist skinhead group, and an associate of the Aryan Brotherhood, a national prison gang with a long list of murders to its credit. “He’s a violent guy,” aaid the source, who knew Giroux as a young skinhead in the 1990s and early 2000s and requested anonymity because of the ongoing investigation. “I think his time in prison contributed to that.”

Giroux, 41, has been in and out of Arizona prisons since 1993, when he was arrested for burglary and marijuana possession. His most recent prison stint, for an attempt to commit aggravated assault, began in 2007 and ended in October 2013.

According to early reports, the rampage apparently began before 9 a.m. at the Tri City Inn, a Mesa motel, when three people were shot in a room by the suspect. One of those, a male, died at the scene; two women in the room were wounded by the shooter.

The suspect then apparently ran across the street to a nearby bistro café and shot a man there. That victim then ran across the street to the motel, where medical personnel had arrived to treat the first victims, and he received treatment there.

The shooter then hijacked a car from a woman at the parking lot of an adjacent technical school and drove down a nearby boulevard for about a mile, and then pulled into a large apartment complex. Once there, he apparently shot and wounded a man outside in the parking lot. He then crossed the street to a nearby apartment and broke into it. The occupant of the apartment he invaded was left unhurt.

About two hours after the rampage began, Mesa police successfully cornered Giroux and captured him with the use of Tasers. He was led away from the scene in a DNA suit designed to preserve evidence on his person.

During the search for Giroux, officials at nearby Adams Elementary School put the school on shutdown, and officials at nearby Pima Medical Center similarly locked down their facility. After his arrest, there was a flood of cars from the area as people who had been put under lockdown fled, and parents arrived to take their children home from the school.
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2015/...-shooting-spree-a-white-supremacist-skinhead/
 
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He looks like a demon too me. Notice he was apprehended alive though. Go on a shooting spree and kill people, strapped up, and still afforded the luxury of a tazer. Meanwhile were being riddled with bullets for holding a screwdriver or less. :smh:
 
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