Ex-convict in Custody in Arizona Shootings of 6 People

Ryan Giroux (PHOTO CREDIT: Department of Corrections)
Ryan Giroux (PHOTO CREDIT: Department of Corrections)

Police have arrested a gunman accused of killing one person and injuring five others Wednesday morning in a shooting rampage in multiple locations across a suburb of Phoenix.

Police had to use a stun gun on the suspect who was found in a vacant condo.

Mesa police identified the suspect as Ryan Elliott Giroux, an ex-convict with a criminal record dating back to the mid-1990s.

Television cameras captured authorities walking a suspect completely covered from head to toe in a white biological evidence suit. The suspect’s hands were cuffed in front of him.

Television helicopters followed the suspect from when he was taken into custody by law enforcement at a Mesa apartment complex to the hospital where he was escorted inside with a heavy police presence.

A spokeswoman for Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa confirmed that a person with the name Ryan Elliott Giroux is undergoing treatment at the hospital. He was released into police custody around 2:30 p.m., the hospital said. The hospital did not say what, if any, injuries he had or treatment he was given.

Giroux has a criminal record dating back to 1995, according to Arizona Department of Correction records.

He was released from DOC custody in October 2013.

Court records show Giroux was sentenced to two months in jail in May 2014 for a probation violation. He had been on a probation from a 2007 case, in which he was found guilty of misconduct involving weapons. A notation on his probation form shows he was supposed to abide by special conditions for “mental health.”

According to court records, Giroux has had seven felony convictions. He served 7.5 years in prison.

The shooting began around 8:45 a.m. local time at the Tri-City Inn when three people — two females and one male — were shot in a motel room. The male later died. Mesa police say they believe the suspect knew at least one of the motel room victims.

The gunman then ran to a nearby restaurant run by the East Valley Institute of Technology and stole a car. A student also was shot in the shoulder during the carjacking, according to police.

The man took off in a stolen car and traveled to the Emelita Avenue and South Longmore area, where two more people were shot. One individual was wounded during a home invasion and a police source said one of the victims was a maintenance worker at an apartment complex.

Tri-City Inn owner Sumantrai Patel said he woke to the sound of gunfire just after 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

He said there was more than one bang but he wasn’t sure whether it was a car backfiring or something else.

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SOURCE: USA Today, The Arizona Republic, Craig Harris, Matthew Casey and Parker Leavitt

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