Additional cases, sketch, increased reward in Maryvale serial shootings

Four other cases are being linked to the serial street shooter- the man being blamed for the deadly attacks in Maryvale.

PHOENIX - Police have released a composite sketch of a suspected shooter linked to a series of homicides and violent crimes in west Phoenix.

Police have been investigating several shootings in the Maryvale area for several weeks.

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Tuesday morning, they said investigators have identified four additional cases, including one homicide, two aggravated assaults and once criminal damage/shots fired incident.

Police say all these incidents are now believed to be linked.

In a news release sent to media Tuesday morning, police listed the incidents being investigated. Those listed in bold have recently been added:

*March 17, 2016: At approximately 11:30 p.m., a 16-year-old male was shot while walking in the street in the area of 1100 E. Moreland St. His injuries were not life threatening.

*March 18, 2016: At approximately 11:30 p.m., a 21-year-old male was shot while standing in the street outside of his vehicle in the area of 4300 N. 73rd Av. His injuries were not life threatening.

*April 1, 2016: At approximately 9:00 p.m., Diego Verdugo-Sanchez was shot and killed in front of a home in the area of 5500 W. Turney Ave.

*April 19, 2016: At approximately 4:30 a.m., 55-year-old Krystal Annette White was found deceased from apparent gunshot injuries sustained in the area of 500 N. 32nd St.

*June 3, 2016: At approximately 9:50 p.m., Horacio De Jesus Pena was shot and killed in front of a home in the area of 6700 W. Flower St.

*June 10, 2016: At approximately 9:30 p.m., Manuel Castro Garcia was shot and killed in front of a home in the area of 6500 W. Coronado.

*June 12, 2016: At approximately 2:35 a.m., an unoccupied vehicle was shot and damaged in the area of 6200 W. Mariposa Dr.

*June 12, 2016: At approximately 3:00 a.m., Angela Linner, Maleah Ellis, and Stefanie Ellis were shot and killed in front of a home in the area of 6300 W. Berkeley Rd.

The Silent Witness reward for information leading to an arrest has been raised to $30,000.

Tips can be submitted to Silent Witness anonymously at 480-WITNESS or online at silentwitness.org.

Copyright 2016 KPNX


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