Man kills 2 in PHX motel before killing himself

Posted at 10:51 PM, Jun 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-06 22:32:24-04

Police are investigating after a man opened fire in a Phoenix Motel 6, killing two people, before car-jacking a family nearby and taking off from the scene.

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The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Daterryn McBride, reportedly entered a Motel 6 near Interstate 17 and Northern Avenue late Sunday night, said something to employees in the lobby and fired multiple shots, hitting three other people. 

Two of the victims, 44-year-olds Brian Harris and Robert Sykes, were killed and a 25-year-old man is in extremely critical condition. A 46-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman shot at while they were fleeing the scene, were stopped by a police officer in the area and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

At an apartment complex about a block away from the motel, the suspect targeted a man, woman and their baby, eventually stealing their vehicle at gunpoint. The suspect reportedly let the woman and child go, but took the man in the vehicle and got onto the freeway. 

Police say the suspect traveled to 19th Avenue and Camelback Road where he was found by police. The suspect ran from the car, across the freeway and then car-jacked another vehicle. Police say the suspect got in several crashes along the way with other drivers. 

The suspect ended up in a field where he shot himself in the head. The suspect was transported to the hospital in extremely critical condition, and later died. 

Police are still trying to figure out a motive for the shooting.

McBride has several previous felony convictions, including two for misconduct involving weapons in 2012 and 2004, and aggravated assault, according to online information from the Arizona Department of Corrections.