Victims of Mesa Shootings Identified; Victim Tyler Webster Was Pre-Med Student at ASU

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The Mesa Police Department has identified the two victims in this morning's shootings, one of whom was a pre-med student at Arizona State University.

They are 18-year-old Tyler Webster and Olek Wladyszewski, 19.

Webster's Facebook page lists him as a pre-med student majoring in bio-chemistry at ASU. Wladyszewski was a member of the more than 100,000-person strong Facebook group "People Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio."

It's not often that a pre-med student gets caught up in a non-random shooting. However, Mesa Detective Mike Melendez tells New Times, "At this time, there is nothing to indicate that this is a random crime."

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About 1:15 this morning, Webster called Mesa police to report that both he and Wladyszewski were shot as they sat in his car as it was parked near Southern Avenue and Crismon Road.

Melendez says neither of the teens livedin that area, and it's unclear what they were doing parked there.

When police got to the scene, they found Wladyszewski -- who was in the driver's seat of his friend's car at the time -- dead. Webster, who reported the shooting to police, was unresponsive. He was taken to Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center in critical condition. He was pronounced dead shortly after.

Before dying, Webster described the shooter as a Hispanic man in his 20s.

That suspect is still on the loose.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

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lzs
lzs

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guest
guest

oh great, now hispanics are getting profiled again. when will this racism stop? I hope that the cops are looking for a white guy in his 30's and not harassing our guests from the south.

crv1992
crv1992

its not racism if its true he said he was mexican u think tyler would send them looking for the wrong guy wow have some respect for tyler and olek u guys stop guessing what u think went down its insultng get a life.

RubyRoo
RubyRoo

So a "white guy in his 30's" isn't being racist? ever seen cops, where they say EVERY persons color, 'cause obviously what else is the first thing you are going to notice on someone, their skin color.. and maybe THAT guest from the south, should NOT be doing MORE than harassing our legal residents

Guest
Guest

The story said the teen, who subsequently died, stated the perp was a Hispanic male in his 20's. That's not profiling, that's a FACT as stated by the now deceased victim. I love our guests from the south, with Visa's, here legally. No visa, you are here illegally and a criminal. What is so hard to understand about that. My heart goes out to both the victims families.

Chick053185
Chick053185

Possibly a car jacking gone bad? That's why they were in an unfamiliar hood?

Meandyou
Meandyou

Soo, tell me...Was it a drug deal gone bad??  Which one of these two had the history of rippin shizzzzz??????

Mombojombo09
Mombojombo09

drug deal gone bad lol i heard from a girl that was with em a few hours before they were going to buy some aderall or soemthin

RubyRoo
RubyRoo

Oh wow, two amazing seeming men were killed at such a young age, over adderall? something that little, and not worth 2 lives, well 3 lives if you consider the son of a bitch who did it, which i hope to god he gets what he deserves!

Native Guns
Native Guns

It's sad to lose someone who is a member of the 100,000 strong "People Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio". It seems that he knew what the Flaccid Old Fool was all about, and thus joined the group.

I hope they catch the perp who did it.

guest
guest

why is there no photto of tyler webster?

Evan Whtiney
Evan Whtiney

the man on the left is not olek. He was my best friend and thats not him.

Michelle Snow
Michelle Snow

Im so sorry for your loss, Evan. I cant imagine how you feel. Olek was an awesome kid and he didnt deserve this. My heart goes out to you and his family.

James King
James King

 That photo's been replaced with his Facebook photo.

James King
James King

Was told it was the two of them. Yanked the photo. Sorry about your friend.

Sundevil
Sundevil

the one on the left is not olek, get your facts straight before posting wrong crap

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