Police have identified the suspect in a deadly shooting rampage that left three crime scenes in the Southwest region on Sunday. This included a burning house where a charring body was found. Leslie Scarlett, 35 identifying as the suspect by Police Chief Chris Magnus. It was during a Monday night press conference. Scarlett has, in fact, a criminal history.
It includes serving six years in prison for armed robbery. She is a “prohibited possessor” of a firearm, Magnus said. Moreover, Scarlett is, in fact, currently hospitalized. She is in extremely critical condition. This is following Sunday’s gunfire exchange with police, according to Magnus. Though it has not yet been determining what charges Scarlett will, thereby, face, he said.
Police: Burning House and Gunfire Exchanged
On Sunday afternoon, a series of incidents began when fire personnel responding to a call that a house was on fire in Tucson, Arizona.
Moreover, the crew had reported that a vehicle was following them into the neighborhood. Then, in fact, it was reporting that shots had been fired. Thereby, less than two minutes later, firefighters did radio that a fire captain had been shot. Now identified as Scarlett, the gunman, shot at firefighters as well as at neighbors who did come out to help. Then, they ultimately injured two people, according to Magnus. In fact, Corey Saunders, 44, died at the scene, Magnus said. In fact, he is surviving by his 11-year-old son who witnessed the attack.
A short while later, there was a call came in for an ambulance crew that had been shot about a mile away from the fire scene. Magnus said that Scarlett then returned to the original fire scene. “She shot at firefighters and neighbors alike, moreover, anyone who was trying to help,” Magnus explained. Again, Scarlett then fled the scene again, ramming a Tucson police car that was responding to the incident. Magnus identified the officer in that car as Officer Danny Leone, he is an eight-year veteran of the Tucson Police Department.