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More Phoenix Shooting Concerns

On Behalf of / Friday, 21 July 2017 / Published in assault, bank robbery, battery, felony, Personal Injury

Man Dies in Phoenix Shooting

It’s pretty bad that you can’t go outside of your apartment building without fear of being shot. Should you fear of being shot? Guess it all depends on what neighborhood you live in and what kind of activities you’re involved in. Of course you could be totally innocent and just be at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Sadly, a Phoenix man has lost his life due to wound he suffered from when he was shot. He was shot outside of a south Phoenix Apartment complex on a Tuesday morning.

Twenty-nine year old, Mario Ruiz was found wounded and lying outside of an apartment unit as two young children were outside along. According to the Phoenix Police, the children were both under five years old. The apartment complex is located near Eighth Street and Dobbins Road and happened around 11:30 a.m. rather odd time for a shooting.

Sgt. Vince Lewis later reported that the young man was taken to the local hospital where he sadly passed away.

Family members have now taken the children into their custody. Thank goodness the kids weren’t harmed as well.

Police Request:

Anyone with further information regarding the incident is urged to call Silent Witness at 480-948-6377 (WITNESS) or for Spanish 480-837-8446 (TESTIGO).

Smoke Shop Shooting

Working a late night shift at any public place must be pretty scary. Anything can happen and there’s not a whole lot of witnesses to keep you safe from harm.

Now, police have to investigate an incident where a smoke shop incident where a smoke shop employee was shot overnight.

According to the reports, the incident happened close to 19th Avenue and Indian School Road. The smoke shop employee was shot and then stumbled their way across the street to the laundromat to get help.

The police haven’t figured out for sure what happened. If it was an argument or an attempted robbery however, they are going over the surveillance video. Luckily, the victim is in stable condition and will hopefully be able to explain more about the situation. At this time, there isn’t any suspects.

Shooting Sentencing

Thirty-five years old you would think that you’re old enough to be out of trouble but young enough to have your whole life ahead of you. According to reports, thirty-five year old, Jerry Valentin was sentenced Friday for a felony assault with a deadly weapon. This happened don the 91 Freeway and near the Interstate 5 interchange. Which that part of the freeway stays pretty busy.

Now Valentin will be spending five years in the State prison. Seems a little light for such a severe offense. The drive by shooting happened back in August 2014 when Valentin was driving eastbound on the 91 Freeway. Valentin then swerved his vehicle towards an SUV that was being drove by an unnamed driver.

According to the reports, Valentin drove beside the SUV and then fired shotgun rounds at it. He fired at least one round at the driver’s side of the victim’s SUV.

Schroeder’s Statement:

The victim was hit in the arm and torso, as a result of the pellets fired from the shotgun round. The victim called 911 and continued to follow Valentin’s vehicle.

Around 4:45 p.m. the CHP aka California Highway Patrol officers were able to stop a vehicle that matched the description of the suspect’s vehicle.

Phoenix Murder

Sadly depression can mess with your mind and body in more ways than one. Now a nineteen year old Phoenix man will be facing a first degree murder charge in connection with the shooting of his sister. The nineteen year old reportedly had a history of domestic violence as well as depression.

According to the police the young ma had planned to leave the state after he had planned to kill his entire family.

On July 14th it started. Around five o’clock in the evening Ignacio C. Estrada killed his fifteen year old little sister. He also injured his father during an argument. The fight broke out over a $20,000 loan that he had given his parents over a year ago. Which is quite bit of money for a eighteen year old young man to loan his parents.

Reports say that Estrada had stolen car keys from his brother’s room and then went to get a shotgun from the trunk of his car which was at his family’s home at the time.

Apparently Estrada had planned the killing out the night before. He started by targeting his younger sister. So, he fired in the direction of his sister’s bedroom three to four times. He had plotted to kill his dad when he had gotten home from work, however things went awry when the gun malfunction. As he tried to shoot his dad a second time, he missed.  I’m sure his dad is thankful for that but wishes he would have been so lucky to have missed his sister.

Domestic Shooting

The two men started fight which lasted for about thirty minutes. Estrada’s mother got home from work and found them fighting and saw the gun nearby. She immediately called the police.

When the police arrived to the scary, heartbreaking scene, she told the officers that her son was “not right in the head”.  When the officers got to the scene the two men were still fighting and the gun was still nearby. Thankfully the police were able to break up the fight and arrest Estrada.

Not only is Estrada going to be facing a murder count but also a suspicion of burglary, kidnapping, aggravated assault, armed robbery, first degree murder as well as three counts of attempted first degree murder.


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