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Serial Street Shooter Suspect Will Be in Court July 6 Facing Eight More Murder Charges

Serial Street Shooter Suspect Will Be in Court July 6 Facing Eight More Murder Charges (2)

Aaron Juan Saucedo, the accused Serial Street Shooter, will be in court July 6 to face a score of new charges, with his bond set at $8 million.

A Maricopa County grand jury handed up a 20-count indictment of the 23-year-old laborer and former city bus driver on June 27. The new charges, unveiled Friday, add to the existing court charge of murdering his mother’s boyfriend.

Saucedo is now accused of nine killings in a dozen shootings between August 2015 and July 2016.

Specifically, prosecutors added to the existing count of first-degree murder: eight more counts of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder, six counts of drive-by-shooting, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of discharging a firearm and one count of endangerment.

All are felony charges.

Phoenix police identified Saucedo as the suspected

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Unsealing the Serial Street Shooter Charges: Attorneys Versus the Media

Wednesday, Maricopa Superior Court Judge Scott McCoy heard oral arguments watched only by reporters.
While Saucedo sat in a jail cell, the media was on trial.

At issue was how far the press can go in reporting a story without jeopardizing the case, harming the rights of the defendant or his victims, or violating the privacy of witnesses.

Much of the dispute revolves around the reporting between Saucedo’s arrest in late April on a then-unrelated murder case and being named as the suspected Serial Street Shooter on May 8.

The next day, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery lambasted the press for showing pictures of Saucedo’s mug shot to witnesses from the serial shootings.

“We have already had some inappropriate conduct by a media outlet and I want to highlight it,” Montgomery

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Nine People Shot to Death: The Serial Street Shooter’s Victims

Nine People Shot to Death: The Serial Street Shooter's Victims

Raul Romero, 61, killed August 16, 2015, in central Phoenix. He was an amazing, loving, caring, hardworking man, his daughter, Lora, told the media.

Jessie Olivas, 22, killed January 1, 2016, in Maryvale. His mother told the Arizona Republic he had a good heart and always asked her for money to help feed homeless people

Diego Verdugo-Sanchez, 21, killed on April 1, 2016, in Maryvale, standing in front of the house of his future in-laws. He and his fiancée were expecting their “miracle baby” after a string of miscarriages.

Krystal Annette White, 55, killed on April 19, 2016, near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. It was 4:35 a.m. Acquaintances told the Republic she’d been working the streets, as she had done for 30 years, this time to help pay for her daughter’s wedding.

Horacio de Jesus Peña, 32, was killed

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Peace, Relief in Maryvale: Seven Deaths There Linked to Jailed Suspect

Maryvale residents are feeling much more vibrant after the arrest of a suspected serial killer.

Dom Sanchez says he remembers what it felt like in Maryvale last spring and summer, when it seemed like the predominantly Latino community was under attack by a phantom shooter.

He felt particularly uneasy, he says, because both his wife and brother were working late hours at the time. Most of the shootings linked to the shooter took place in the hours just before or after midnight.

“She would come home late,” Sanchez says, pointing to his wife. “It was crazy that you could get shot just sitting in your driveway, or sitting in your car.”

After being on edge for more than a year, many Maryvale residents are breathing a little easier this week.

“I feel relieved,” says Sanchez, when asked how he feels about the arrest this week of 23-year- old suspect Aaron

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County Attorney Montgomery Hints Maryvale Shooter Suspect May Face Even More Charges

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery briefs the press Tuesday about the Maryvale Shooter case.EXPAND

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery on Tuesday did not rule out seeking the death penalty or adding charges to the 26 new felony accusations that suspected Maryvale Shooter Aaron Juan Saucedo now faces.

Saucedo was in court earlier, where he blurted “I’m innocent” during his arraignment, after the judge read out the charges. She ordered the 23-year-old laborer held without bond.

In addition to the murder charge Saucedo faces in the shooting of his mother’s boyfriend, he now stands accused of eight counts of first-degree murder, six counts of drive-by shooting, three counts of attempted murder, two counts of firing a gun at objects, five aggravated assault charges, and one count of endangerment.

Montgomery moved up his regular press conference one day to take questions about the case,

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Maricopa County Attorney Montgomery Hints Maryvale Shooter …

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery briefs the press Tuesday about the Maryvale Shooter case.EXPAND

Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery on Tuesday did not rule out seeking the death penalty or adding charges to the 26 new felony accusations that suspected Maryvale Shooter Aaron Juan Saucedo now faces.

Saucedo was in court earlier, where he blurted “I’m innocent” during his arraignment, after the judge read out the charges. She ordered the 23-year-old laborer held without bond.

In addition to the murder charge Saucedo faces in the shooting of his mother’s boyfriend, he now stands accused of eight counts of first-degree murder, six counts of drive-by shooting, three counts of attempted murder, two counts of firing a gun at objects, five aggravated assault charges, and one count of endangerment.

Montgomery moved up his regular press conference one day to take questions about the case,

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Hundreds of Tips Led to Arrest of Suspected Maryvale Shooter; $75K Reward Will Be Paid

Hundreds of Tips Led to Arrest of Suspected Maryvale Shooter; $75K Reward Will Be Paid

Aaron Juan Saucedo told police he changed his appearance, car, and behavior because of the campaign to generate tips in the capture of the so-called Maryvale Shooter, Phoenix officials declared Monday.

It was that campaign that Phoenix police now say broke the case of the city’s deadliest serial killer since the scary summer of 2006, when the Baseline Killer and Serial Shooters were on the loose.

At a press conference Monday, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton said 3,300 tips to the Silent Witness anonymous hotline led police to connect Saucedo to the string of slayings in 2016 they call the Serial Street Shooter case.

The $75,000 reward will be paid out, police said.

Phoenix police accuse the 23-year-old laborer of killing nine people, wounding two more, and firing at three more in a dozen shootings between August

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No Ducey Tweet This Time: Officials Mum on Maryvale Shooter ‘Person of Interest’

Phoenix Police Department’s sketch of the Maryvale Shooter.

When the cops thought they had captured the Freeway Shooter in 2015, Governor Doug Ducey famously tweeted: “We got him.

This time, this week, the authorities are acting with a little more circumspection to a flurry of TV reports about another serial shooting case, and hints of a link to the scourge of Interstate 10.

Various Valley TV stations have been reporting that Phoenix police are holding a man in connection with the “serial street shooter” case. They say the man is a “person of interest” in the spree of gun slayings in 2016, often known as the Maryvale Shooter case, because that’s the Phoenix neighborhood where it all started.

These broadcast accounts, citing unnamed sources, suggest that the 23-year-old who has been charged in an unrelated shooting death of his mother’s boyfriend in 2015, used the same  type of gun

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911 Operator Declined to Send Police After Shots-Fired Call in Phoenix Serial-Shooter Case

The exit hole made by a bullet that passed through a Phoenix resident's car. Police have linked the shooting to the serial killer who has terrorized west Phoenix since March.EXPAND

On July 11, a 911 operator turned down a woman’s request for police to come to her home after she reported hearing multiple gunshots that police believe were fired by the Serial Street Shooter.

Police say the suspect is responsible for seven homicides, two woundings, and the near miss on July 11 at 30th and Sheridan streets, his last known attack.

“Do you want to speak to an officer?” the 911 operator told the caller, who reported hearing five to seven shots nearby at about 5:30 p.m. July 11.

“Would you please?” the woman replied, sounding frazzled.

“Let’s see,” the dispatcher said. “Actually, they don’t come out on that unless you have

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