Reports indicate that among the four victims are Ready Jason’s girlfriend and the daughter and granddaughter of the woman
A former member of the “marines” who had ties to a neo-Nazi group called Minutemen border vigilantes, shot and killed four people and then committed suicide in a house in a Phoenix suburb, police said Thursday.
News reports indicate that the four victims are Ready’s girlfriend and the daughter and granddaughter of the woman.
Ready was known in Arizona for organizing a patrol in the desert with the intention of finding drug traffickers and immigrants seeking to enter the United States without legal authorization. Known as “JT” Ready headed an organization known as the American border guards who wore military uniforms and flak jackets and assault rifles he was carrying during patrol in search of unauthorized immigrants in the desert south of Phoenix.
Police have indicated that the assailant was among the dead but has not been identified. Authorities said the deceased was found between Lily Lynn Mederos, 15 months; Amber Snow Mederos, 23, Lisa Lynn Mederos, 47, and Jim Franklin Hiott, 24.
Balafas said that all evidence indicates that the shooting is related to a domestic dispute, but gave no details. The agents have recovered two pistols and a shotgun in the place.
The shooting occurred in a subdivision of stucco homes with red tile roofs.
Balafas said the bodies of two men met outside the apartment and two women inside. A girl between 1 and 2 years was found inside the house, with signs of life when the police rushed to the scene but died shortly afterwards in hospital.
About three hours after the attack, a man came to the area cordoned off and told officers while pointing it at the crime scene, “I have a daughter who lives in that house.”
The officers withdrew from the area cordoned off. Seconds later he heard a cry of anguish. Then the man cried as he left the place accompanied by policemen.
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