Serial street shootings: Aaron Saucedo indicted on 1st degree murder charges

Posted at 8:57 AM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-30 13:27:44-04

A man accused of a string of deadly shootings in Phoenix has been indicted on several counts.

According to court documents, Aaron Saucedo has been indicted on the following accounts: eight counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault, six counts of drive-by shooting, one count of endangerment and two counts of attempted first-degree murder. 

Saucedo's bond has been set at $8 million.

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Police initially linked seven deaths and nine shooting incidents over a four-month period to the Phoenix Serial Street Shooter.

Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said police have linked Saucedo to two additional killings -- the August 2015 homicide of 61-year-old Raul Romero, and the January 2016 death of Jessie Olivas -- in the course of their investigation.

Saucedo knew Romero through his mother, but did not know the other victims, police say.

ABC15 first confirmed on April 24 that Saucedo had been identified as a person of interest in the high-profile case after he had already been taken into custody in connection with Romero's death.

A December 14 trial date has been set for the death of Romero. 

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