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Posted on: September 23, 2015

Charges Filed Against Leslie Allen Merritt, Jr. for Multiple I-10 Shooting Incidents

PHOENIX – Based upon information developed over the course of the criminal investigation to date, prosecutors have filed a direct complaint against Leslie Allen Merritt, Jr. (D.O.B. 6/20/1994) alleging sixteen felony counts in connection with a recent series of shootings that occurred on Interstate 10 in Phoenix. The charges include three counts of drive by shooting, six counts of aggravated assault, three counts of unlawful discharge of a firearm, three counts of disorderly conduct, and one count of endangerment.

“I understand the frustration by some with respect to the limited amount of information released by the Department of Public Safety to date,” said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery. “However, I am equally grateful for the caution necessary to safeguard any prosecution of the Defendant and the need to protect Due Process rights,” he added.

The alleged offenses occurred between August 27 – 30, 2015 and involved the shooting of four separate vehicles. Merritt was arrested on September 18 and remains in custody on a $1 million bond. He is scheduled to appear at a status conference on September 25.

The charges announced today are not evidence of guilt. Merritt is presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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