PHOENIX » Police have arrested a suspect accused of shooting a retired California police officer to death outside a Gila River casino.
The Phoenix Police Department says in a news release that John Campos Sr., 47, was arrested today by a patrol unit responding to a suspicious-person call.
Police say Campos fled on a bicycle to the area of 23rd Street and Magnolia where he collided with a vehicle, sustaining minor cuts.
Authorities had previously identified Campos’ son-in-law as a person of interest but have cleared him of any involvement.
Police say Campos allegedly shot 52-year-old Frank Pascua three times Thursday in the parking lot as he was trying to steal a car.
Campos then carjacked another vehicle and fled.
Pascua, a retired officer from Bakersfield, was pronounced dead at a hospital.