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New videos show how Peoria police tracked shooting spree suspect

Ashin Tricarico is accused of killing a person and victimizing 14 others in a collection of shootings.

PEORIA, Ariz. — Peoria police have launched physique digicam footage linked to their investigation right into a spree shooting final year that terrorized the West Valley.

Video from June 2021 confirmed police officers responding to a number of scenes after Ashin Tricarico allegedly killed a person and victimized 14 others by both shooting at them or pointing a gun at them.

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In an interview with investigators following his arrest, the then 19-year-old suspect mentioned he felt just like the satan was following him.

“I just feel like the devil is after me because I’m trying to serve God,” Tricarico said. “I got tired of it and I had seen the same people with guns pointed at me.”

Shooting spree timeline

Police mentioned the crime spree started on the night time of June 16 in a fuel station car parking zone. A person mentioned Tricarico pointed his AR-15 rifle at him. The sufferer then adopted Tricarico as he referred to as 911 and mentioned he was on the telephone with police when Tricarico fired.

The subsequent morning, after surveillance footage confirmed Tricarico buying ammunition at Cabela’s, the spree continued.

A lady was driving when she heard three gunshots then felt ache in her arm, abdomen and head. She realized she had been shot. She was later handled on the hospital then launched.

Next, a witness referred to as 911 after seeing Tricarico’s automobile on the Loop 101 close to Thunderbird in Peoria. He reported listening to a pop then seeing a pink pickup truck veer off the street. Hours later, officers discovered the automobile and the motive force, David Liebler, useless.

Body digicam footage then reveals a girl whose rearview windshield was shot.

Around 11:39 a.m., two extra victims have been shot close by. A person and his grownup daughter have been in a automobile when a bullet entered the motive force’s door and hit the daughter in her leg. Then, shrapnel struck the person. They suffered minor accidents and have been launched from the hospital in keeping with police.

Around 11:45 a.m., Surprise police reported two extra shootings. A person was strolling on the sidewalk when Tricarico started shooting at him from his automobile. That man, who fortunately was not hit, had a gun himself and returned hearth.

Surprise PD mentioned one other man was driving when Tricarico fired a number of rounds at his automobile. That sufferer was hit within the head with shrapnel and was bleeding closely.

Another shooting was additionally reported by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office minutes later. They mentioned three victims have been in a van which was shot at. A bullet handed by way of the automobile from the motive force’s aspect to the passenger aspect.

At midday, the Department of Public Safety acquired stories about one other shooting. Three extra victims have been in a automobile that was struck whereas driving southbound on the Loop 303. Glass shrapnel injured two of the three folks within the automobile.

Shortly after, a Surprise hearth crew positioned Tricarico’s automobile. Police arrested him in a car parking zone and located his AR-15 rifle and magazines within the automobile.

“They pointed a gun at my face and I didn’t need my brains on the bottom that’s what I felt like and I received uninterested in them pointing weapons at me each single day,” Tricarico mentioned.

Tricarico claimed he was defending himself and mentioned folks had pointed weapons or shot at him first. He mentioned it had been occurring for a number of days. 

He admitted to firing his gun in two situations however requested for an legal professional when police questioned him concerning the sufferer who died.

He has since been indicted on a number of fees together with first diploma homicide and a number of counts of aggravated assault and drive-by shooting.

A month earlier than his alleged shooting spree, Tricarico was suspected of shooting a drunk buyer whereas working as a safety guard at a bar in Phoenix.

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