Tuesday, May 09, 2017

STATEMENT: Chavez on arrest of man in connection with Maryvale serial shootings

Contact: C. Murphy Hebert

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX – Rep. Cesar Chavez, D-Phoenix (District 29), released this statement regarding the arrest of a man allegedly connected to a series of shootings in the Phoenix area:

"For more than a year, people in Legislative District 29 have lived in fear because of a serial shooter. I am relieved the police have a suspect and hope that our community can now begin to recover.

"The incredible work of our Phoenix Police Department, under the leadership of Chief Jeri Williams, cannot go unrecognized. They selflessly labored to make our neighborhoods safe.  I'd also like to thank all of the block watches in District 29. These groups took it upon themselves to inform the community of this situation in a coordinated effort. It is my hope that Maryvale will be a safer place because this individual is off the streets. Now we must focus on revitalizing our community for our future generations."


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