Could more policing in Maryvale push shooter to different neighborhoods?

Posted at 9:49 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-21 01:43:43-04

Phoenix Police have linked eight shootings to a serial shooter. His first victim was targeted four months ago and investigators are still asking for help in identifying the killer. 

All but two of the serial shooting cases happened in the Maryvale community.

Ever since police linked those shootings, they have saturated the area. Neighbors said they feel better seeing more officers.

But a Federal Bureau of Investigation profiler tells ABC15 that police saturation could push the killer to different neighborhoods.

“It does make the community feel better. What it usually does, if the bad guys continues to be bad, it displaces him to another neighborhood. So, what may happen is that he may move because police are now in the area where he is connected to the shootings," former FBI agent Bradley Garrett said.

The shooter is going into neighborhoods and targeting people who are in or near their cars.

Silent Witness is offering a $30,000 reward for any information that will lead to an arrest.