Skip to comments.73-year-old man guns down 5 in southwest Arizona, kills self
Posted on 06/02/2011 3:58:17 PM PDT by dragnet2
A 73-year-old man shot dead five people around Yuma, Arizona, before turning a gun on himself, police said.
Another victim was flown about 180 miles northeast to a Phoenix-area hospital after being seriously injured, Yuma Police Sgt. Clint Norred said in a joint press release with the Yuma County Sheriff's Office.
According to Yuma police, an "elderly male" went into a business in the city limits and shot an adult male. Police Chief Jerry Geier later identified this victim as Jerrold Shelley, a local attorney.
The four others were killed in greater Yuma County, where the other person was injured, according to Yuma Police Officer Cruz Vidal.
Police determined that these shootings were linked and identified the suspect as Carey Hal Dyess, a 73-year-old Yuma man.
Around 11:30 a.m., Yuma County sheriff's deputies found Dyess dead off U.S. Highway 95 in Blaisdell, a community east of Yuma. He died from "what appears to be ... a self-inflicted gunshot wound," police said.
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Poor target or not, taking 4 rounds to the face is pushing the odds a bit, don’t ya’ think? Dyess was acting from emotions and failed to eliminate this particular “target.” A professional would have double tapped center of mass- to be sure.
I think we both are saying the same thing, but the route to the conclusion differs. One is from the first person experience and one is from the observer / wise yoda position. ;0) Either way, somebody snapped AGAIN! Like Squantos’ tagline says: (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
Life in jail would not be a real long sentence and you would get free medical. And no bills. LOL.
In the winter the population swells to closer to 200,000 when the snowbirds arrive.
“....identified this victim as Jerrold Shelley, a local attorney.”
Well, that’s a plausible motive right there. I’m surprised it does not happen more often.
Well...You could be right!
They go after people for a living...Some days they eat bear...Other days the bear eats them.