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Updates start at the bottom in chronological order. Updates 7 through 15 are from today’s press conference.
Update 16: ATS makes misleading statements to the media trying to play the blame game. Stay classy, Josh Weiss.
Update 15: Reporter: “Have you been in contact with CameraFRAUD.com”? Phoenix Police: “No.”
Update 14: Suspect is 68 years old.
Update 13: Phoenix Police: “Motive is not an answer we have yet…. We’re still in the gathering stage.”
Update 12: “…photo enforcement not going away” says DPS Lt.
Update 11: Horror: Victim was killed while on phone call to his wife, according to Phoenix Police.
Update 10: Suspect caught in thanks to hero DPS officer remembering vehicle from his own neighborhood.
Update 9: Vanderpool: Mobile photo van program “suspended indefinitely.”
Update 8: DPS Director Roger Vanderpool uses tragedy as a talking point to support constant live video surveillance.
Update 7: Press conference begins; Phoenix Police confirms suspect name is Patrick Thomas De Stories.
Update 6: Suspect name is allegedly Tom De Stories.
Update 5: CameraFRAUD issues statement: “We are shocked and mortified at this tragic loss of life, and we express our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and co-workers of the victim. Today, we stand with those in the photo enforcement industry in mourning. On the news of the suspect’s capture, we look forward to justice being served.”
Update 4: Law enforcement officials have a news conference set for 3:00 PM according to KTAR.
Update 3: Blogger for pro-automated ticketing paper AZCentral tastelessly starts playing the blame game.
Update 2: Redflex suspends all DPS mobile radar operations; ATS reportedly suspending their city-based vans.
Update 1: A suspect is in custody, AZCentral reports.
A contract employee, who was shot multiple times while inside a photo-radar van in north Phoenix, has died. It happened at about 8:30 p.m. on the Loop 101 near the 7th Avenue exit. The victim was transported to John C. Lincoln Hospital where he later died.