Arizona Police Believe They've Caught At Least One Of The Highway Snipers — But More Suspects Are Still On The Loose
This is (hopefully) a relief!
Arizona police announced on Friday afternoon that they believe they have captured the man responsible for at least four of the seemingly random freeway shootings in Phoenix over the last month.
The man, Leslie Allen Merritt, Jr., was taken into custody outside a Walmart in Glendale, Arizona at about 7pm local time on Friday night, though as of late that evening, he had not yet been formally charged in the shootings.
Frank Milstead, the Director of the Arizona Department of Public Safety, said that Merritt was arrested specifically over the first four shootings, which happened August 29 and 30.
However, Merritt's father is adamant that his son had nothing to do with the shootings, telling reporters: