Arizona man, 19, charged in shooting spree that left 1 dead, 12 hurt

SURPRISE, Ariz. — A 19-year-old Arizona man was charged after a 90-minute shooting spree across eight cities Thursday that killed one person and injured 12 others, authorities said Friday.

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Ashin Tricarico, of Surprise, is charged with first-degree murder and endangerment, three counts of aggravated assault and drive-by shooting, according to Maricopa County Sheriff’s online booking records.

Bail was set at $1 million for Tricarico, KNXV reported. Police arrested Tricarico on Thursday afternoon and released his name Friday afternoon in a tweet.

Police said the shootings took place in Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, and along the freeways in the Phoenix metropolitan area, the television station reported.

Tricarico was taken into custody around 12:30 p.m. MST on Thursday, and police believe he acted alone.

>> Man kills 1, injures 12 after shooting spree in 8 Arizona cities

“We don’t know the nexus, we don’t know what the motive was, we don’t have an idea of what this person was thinking when he went out and did this,” Peoria police spokesperson Brandon Sheffert said during a news conference. “Obviously we want to figure this out because there’s a lot of scared people and people this affected.”

Four people were shot, one fatally, and nine others suffered various injuries in at least eight separate drive-by shootings, KNXV reported.

Some of the victims were injured from shrapnel from broken glass or were hurt as a result of a car crash, Sheffert said Thursday.

The person who was killed was found shot in a drainage ditch along Loop 101 and Thunderbird Road in Peoria, KTVK reported.


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