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23-Year-Old Suspect in 2016 Arizona Serial Killings Arrested

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Police on Monday announced the arrest of a 23-year-old suspect in connection to the Serial Street Shooter case in Arizona in 2016.

Aaron Saucedo was already in custody for a 2015 homicide when he was rebooked on 26 additional felony charges related to the Serial Street Shootings, PEOPLE confirms.

A spokesman for the Phoenix Police Department told PEOPLE his bond for the 2015 homicide was $750,000, but information on his new bond was not immediately available.

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According to the Phoenix Police Department, there are now 12 shootings and nine deaths linked to the Serial Street Shooter, including a 12-year-old girl. Police added there were no connections between the victims in the case.

ABC15 reported that evidence collected during a string of Phoenix freeway shootings helped identify Saucedo as a suspect in the shootings.

Saucedo was first taken into custody on April 19 for the murder of 61-year-old Raul Romero, who was shot multiple times on August 16, 2015 in the driveway of his home, according to ABC15. Police linked the murder to the string of shootings.