Man arrested in deadly shooting outside Phoenix bar in October

Posted at 2:08 PM, Aug 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-15 17:08:29-04

Police have located and arrested a man they say is responsible for a deadly shooting outside a bar last October.

On October 25, 2015, there was a deadly shooting outside the King's Night Club near 7th Street and Broadway Road. Phoenix police reported one dead, one seriously hurt and three others with non-life threatening injuries after gunfire erupted outside the bar. 

Witnesses told police that a GMC Yukon came into the parking lot firing several shots that struck five people. Some of the individuals in the parking lot returned fire, hitting the SUV several times. Police say the gunshot victims range in ages from 19 to 42.

One of the people shot reported to police that he recognized the vehicle as being owned by the mother of his child and the man who fired the shots as her current boyfriend, 30-year-old Jeffrey Ramone Mathis.

Police located the SUV as it traveled around the country, spotting it in Washington State and Georgia.

On July 30 police got word that the vehicle was back in the Valley in front of a home near 15th and Southern Avenues.

The vehicle reportedly had gunshot holes in it. Police say they contacted the girlfriend who owns the SUV who told them that there were no bullet holes in the SUV before the bar shooting.

She also allegedly told police that Mathis has been threatening her since the shooting, telling her, "I'm going to do you like I did your baby daddy."

The woman has moved several times since October because of the threats.

Police located Mathis on August 9, at a Chandler home near Alma School Road and Chandler Boulevard. 

When police told Mathis that he was being charged with first-degree murder he reportedly, "shrugged his shoulders and said 'okay.'"

He's being held on $1 Million bond and has been charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, drive-by shooting and aggravated assault.