The gunman responsible for shooting six people and killing one was taken into custody Wednesday night. Police had been looking for a 40-year-old white male with a neck and face tattoo, wearing a black shirt and black shorts. Earlier in the day police were searching cars, buildings and an apartment complex. The shooting started at 8:45 a.m. at the Tri-City Inn where he shot two people. The morning spree included a shooting at a motel, a carjacking and a home invasion at a nearby apartment complex. The shooting prompted an intense hunt for the suspect as Mesa police searched the trunks of cars, interviewed witnesses and brought in SWAT and canine units from other agencies.
Jeremiah Giehl, 39, a photographer, told NBC News he was holed up in the Del Coronado apartment complex, with police outside searching cars by gunpoint. Members of a police SWAT team were going in and out of the Vista Valley apartment complex across the street near the corner of West Emilita Avenue and South Longmore, he said. Mesa Police Chief John Meza, confirmed that the suspect was arrested early Wednesday. The shootings occurred near the East Valley Institute of Technology. Nearby Mesa Community College issued an emergency alert, saying its campus was on lockdown and anyone already there should proceed to the safest location. Read more at Examiner.com
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