A man has been arrested for shooting two people after following them to an apartment complex in Phoenix. The suspect, a 21-year-old man, allegedly ran a stop sign and began following the victims. He then confronted and shot them, resulting in the death of a woman and injury to a man. The male victim was able to identify the shooter, and evidence from the suspect’s phone was found linking him to the incident. The man now faces charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault. ABC15 Arizona in Phoenix (KNXV) reported
A man has been apprehended after allegedly shooting two individuals following them to an apartment complex near 35th and Dunlap avenues on August 6 in Phoenix. According to court documents, the suspect, a 21-year-old man, was driving recklessly and disregarded a stop sign when the victims turned in front of him. Subsequently, the man pursued the couple and upon their arrival at their apartment complex, he exited his vehicle, confronted them, and opened fire. Tragically, the woman, identified as 29-year-old Alyssa Leonard, lost her life, while the man sustained injuries. The male victim was able to positively identify the alleged shooter from a photo lineup. Upon apprehending the suspect, he denied being present at the scene of the shooting and claimed that he was not driving. However, investigators obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s phone and discovered incriminating messages pertaining to the incident, including screenshots of a news article about the shooting. One message from the suspect to an acquaintance read, “What was I supposed to do, let him get me first…”. Notably, the suspect had been released under pre-sentencing conditions for armed robbery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault. Consequently, he now faces charges of second-degree murder and aggravated assault..