Police is now trying to identify the reason behind the ex-convict‘s gun rampage that killed one person and wounded five more in a Phoenix suburb.
According to Mesa police the crime included a shooting at a motel, where Ryan Giroux, 41, killed one person and wounded two women, carjacking and invasion of a home. Giroux was found and arrested on Wednesday March 18 in an apartment. He was initially spotted on the apartment’s balcony and was hit with a stun gun.
This isn’t Giroux first conviction. He had been imprisoned three times since 1994. He is once again facing charges, this time for murder, armed robbery, vehicle theft, kidnapping and aggravated assault. The date for his appearance before a judge is not yet set.
According to police, the reason behind the first shooting is not certain but the other three happened because of robbery and his attempt to run away.
The first shooting began due to a quarrel that took place inside the motel room. The argument ended with one man dead and two women wounded. Giroux later shot a man working in a restaurant nearby but the victim was able to flee and prompt the police. The man was later treated at the hospital then released.
The gunman fled the scene by stealing a car belonging to a school instructor. Giroux then drove to an apartment complex located 2 miles away from the first crime scene and entered an apartment where he shot a man. Police stated the man was treated and will survive.
Police officers found another victim shot in an apartment close to the first. The person had multiple gunshot wounds. According to Mesa police Detective Esteban Flores the victim will was taken to hospital and is currently in critical condition.
After these crimes, a manhunt began in order to quickly find Giroux. Police searched car trunks, questioned witnesses and used a SWAT team along with canine units in order to speed up the process. People were told to lock their doors and remain in their homes.
Giroux had spent a total of eight years in prison. He was convicted for burglary, attempted aggravated assault and marijuana violation. His first imprisonment was in 1994 then in 1995. He was released a year later. In 2007 he was once again sentenced to prison then released in 2013.
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