Man, 30, shot, killed in Mesa - East Valley Tribune: Mesa

Man, 30, shot, killed in Mesa

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Posted: Saturday, July 22, 2006 11:02 am | Updated: 3:46 pm, Wed Jun 19, 2013.

A 30-year-old man was shot and killed Friday night in Mesa. Police were using a helicopter, cars and K-9 units to search for the killer.

Sgt. Chuck Trapani said the man was driving west on Main Street following his girlfriend while they talked on cell phones. The pair, whose names weren’t released, were disconnected. When she tried to call back and got no answer, she turned around.

She found him about 8:20 p.m. on the ground near the entrance to the Fishin’ Hole restaurant, 7000 E. Main St.

A witness told police the victim and another man were talking outside the car before the shooting. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds.

Police said the shooter is described as dark skinned, in his late teens or early 20s, 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with short black hair. He was wearing a white ballcap and a long basketball jersey and shorts.

Jesse Cordova, 16, who works at the restaurant, was outside and said he heard shots and a man scream.

The teen said he then heard a woman shout for help.

Police believe the shooting is unrelated to the Baseline Killer or the Serial Shooter.

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