Motel 6 shooting suspect has violent history

Posted at 10:42 PM, Jun 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 01:42:25-04

The man identified as the shooter in a Motel 6 attack that left two people dead has a violent criminal past and was not legally allowed to have a gun.

Daterryn McBride killed two people Sunday night, critically wounded another, and carjacked a man before fatally shooting himself, according to Phoenix Police.

Two other victims have non-life threatening injuries, police said.

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“I cannot believe it at all,” said Monica Reed, who said her son Quinton Ware had a phone conversation with the suspect in the hours before the shootings.

“He didn't make any mention of being upset or anything,” Reed said her son Ware told her.

“So I have no idea what happened between the time that phone call happened, to the time everything else took place."

McBride, 28, was convicted of a Christmas Day 2004 attack in which he locked a woman in her trunk and forced her to drive him around Phoenix, while threatening her life with a handgun.  McBride was barred from possessing a gun because of that conviction.

Ware was convicted as McBride’s accomplice.  Police have not said that anyone other than McBride was involved in the Sunday night attacks.

McBride told authorities after his 2004 arrest that he drank and smoked marijuana every day.  He was 17 at the time.  He told court officials that he started drinking daily when he was 13 and started smoking daily when he was 14 or 15, according to court paperwork.

McBride’s family, reached at their south Phoenix home Monday, declined to comment.