- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - The Department of Public Safety is no longer using road signs to solicit tips on the Interstate 10 shootings.

KSAZ-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1Vmv1rE) DPS requested state transportation officials take down the signs three days after 21-year-old Leslie Allen Merritt Jr.’s Sept. 18 arrest.

Merritt Jr. was indicted on 15 felony counts last week in connection with the first four shootings. DPS is still looking for the shooters or copycats responsible for the other seven incidents.

Officials say the signs were needed to lead investigators to a suspect in the first shootings. The department released a statement saying investigators are processing tips generated by the overhead freeway signs.

Merritt has been assigned a public defender and is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 1.

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Information from: KSAZ-TV, https://www.myfoxphoenix.com


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