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Ex-Convict Charged with Series of Shootings

Mesa police have released information on the suspect who has been charged with a series of shootings in a Phoenix suburb that left one dead and five injured. The shootings included a carjacking, a home invasion and a motel shooting. Ryan Giroux, 41, was arrested at a vacant apartment after an intensive manhunt by police. He is an ex-convict who has a history of criminal activity and substance abuse that goes back for more than 20 years. Police have not yet established a motive for the motel shooting, but they believe that the other three shootings were motivated by robbery and Giroux’s attempt to flee. The motel shooting left David James Williams, 29, dead. Two women, Lydia Marie Nielson, 51, and Jessica Lee Burgess, 19, were also wounded. After fleeing the motel, Giroux shot and wounded Isaac Martinez, 20, who was able to escape and has since been released from the hospital. Giroux also allegedly shot Donavon Worker, 24, during his attempt to flee. In a neighboring building, Marcus Butler, 25, was also found with multiple gunshot wounds. He is in critical condition but is expected to recover. Giroux was arrested and is currently in jail with a bond set at $2 million.

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