Last week, the Phoenix Police Department notified the community of 4 unsolved homicide incidents in west Phoenix that had a notable amount of similarities. The incidents occurred during weekend nights in an area basically encompassing 67th Avenue and McDowell to 55th Avenue and Campbell. Each incident involved victims that were shot and killed in front of homes with yet to be determined motives. Since that time, detectives have identified enough similarities between incidents to believe that the same suspect or suspects are responsible for all four incidents.
The Phoenix Police Department has assigned additional officers to investigate these crimes and patrol the neighborhoods of concern. Detectives are taking advantage of pre-existing relationships with our local, county, state, and federal partners to ensure all resources are available to solve these crimes.
As is common in so many criminal acts, input from our community is vital to our success. The Phoenix Police Department is actively seeking tips and information regarding all of these incidents. Residents are encouraged to report unusual behavior and suspicious people or vehicles in their neighborhoods to our Violent Crime Bureau or Silent Witness. As always, any tips to Silent Witness can remain anonymous.
As the investigation continues, we will continue to update the community and media with any information that may help protect residents or solve these crimes.
Anyone with information regarding any of these incidents is urged to call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6141 or Silent Witness 480-W-I-T-N-E-S-S OR 480-T-E-S-T-I-G-O.
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