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A 19-year-old Arizona man Ashin Tricarico was charged in a rampage Thursday in metropolitan Phoenix that killed one man and injured a dozen others.
.@PeoriaPoliceAZ book West Valley shooting suspect into @mcsoaz – 19-year-old, Ashin Tricarico, of Surprise, Arizona facing multiple charges including murder. His motive is still unknown. https://t.co/QKW7oeLW2a #PeoriaPDAZ #Peoriapoliceaz #Peoriaaz #westvalley pic.twitter.com/8YWMhs6N2o
— Peoria Police (AZ) (@PeoriaPoliceAZ) June 18, 2021
Ashin Tricarico Charges
Ashin Tricarico has been charged with first degree murder, endangerment and multiple cases of grievous bodily harm and driving by shooting in the 90-minute rampage, the Peoria Police Department said.
The victims were between 19 and 56 years old, according to police, and included both men and women of various races. The dead was the oldest, the 56-year-old.
As previously reported by CrimeOnline, the shootings began around 11 a.m. when a vehicle was shot at on 103rd and Northern Avenues and continued in seven other locations before Surprise police found the suspicious vehicle and arrested the driver. A weapon was found in the vehicle.
Peoria police said officers responding to the first incident found an adult in the vehicle who had been shot. Both the victim and a witness described the suspect and the vehicle and gave a license plate number. Reports of further shootings were received by the Peoria, Surprise and Glendale Police, the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the State Department of Public Security during the investigation. A member of the Surprise Fire-Medical Department recognized the suspect vehicle about an hour and a half after the shooting began and notified the Surprise police, who stopped the vehicle and took the suspect into custody without incident.
Investigators linked the suspect to shootings in eight locations in Peoria, Surprise and Glendale. According to the police, the dead and three others were hit by gunfire, nine others were injured by shrapnel, car accidents or similar incidents.
All of the injured were adults who are expected to make a full recovery, police said.
Ashin Tricarico Investigation
Investigators are still trying to find out what happened during the shooting and have not yet established a motive. Peoria police said the next update on the case will come on Monday.