FBI to take custody of casino shooting suspect

Posted at 7:18 PM, Jan 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-04 08:29:47-05

A man accused of shooting and killing a retired California police officer outside a Valley casino on Christmas Eve is expected to be taken into the Federal Bureau of Investigation's custody on Monday.

Authorities said John Campos, Sr., 47, was arrested by Phoenix police Friday around 4:30 p.m. after he tried to ride his bike away from officers and was subsequently struck by a vehicle near 23rd and Magnolia streets. Campos was not seriously hurt in the crash, but was evaluated at a Valley hospital. 

Officials said Campos shot Frank Pascua, a retired Bakersfield police officer, in a car jacking outside the Wild Horse Pass Casino.

Police said they were tipped off about Campos' location by a caller who reported him as a suspicious person in the area of 24th Street and Broadway Road. 

“It's a relief. My family's relieved. I'm relieved, but it really doesn't make us feel better because we're all in big pain and our lives just won't be the same without my brother," said Angie Tart, Pascua's sister. “We are all truly heartbroken and sick over this. Our lives are not going to be the same without him.”

Campos was booked into the 4th Avenue Jail on Saturday after being checked out at a hospital.