Suspect in Three Armed Robberies, Ryan Foote, Kills Man Who Dated Ex-Girlfriend, Police Say

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Image: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office
Ryan Foote broke into an apartment early Monday and shot to death his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend, cops say.

A 22-year-old suspect in three armed robberies burst through the glass door of a Phoenix apartment at about 3 a.m. on Monday and shot a man who'd dated his ex-girlfriend.


Ryan Foote was armed with a .357 Magnum when he crashed through the door at 3228 West Glendale Avenue, Apartment 122, and was confronted by another person in the apartment, court records state. The witness said Foote was angry because his ex-girlfriend, who'd recently broken up with him, told him she was interested in dating one of his friends.


Records say the witness tried to stop Foote from confronting the victim, Andrew Speroni, who Foote believed was dating his ex. Foote stormed into Speroni's bedroom and shot him at least once. Speroni was taken to a hospital, where he later died.


On his MySpace page, Foote describes himself as a "skater dude" who's very much in love with his girlfriend.

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Image: MySpace
Ryan Foote

From the page:

wat is important is that i know now who i can trust and that's my real homies. and theres this one girl, idk what it is but theres somthin bout her that lights my fire. her names maylissa and she's been there for me through it all, she still continues to be at that. words cant express the love we have. she never gave up on me even when she thought she lost me for good she didnt stop lovin me and if that aint love then i don't know what love is.

Foote's site registers an Andy Speroni as a friend, and Speroni has his own site. It doesn't seem like we'd be going on out too thin of a limb to say that's the victim.

Foote and another man were seen fleeing the apartment complex after the shooting in a white Ford Ranger. Phoenix PD later found the other man, Ryan Provo, and with Provo's help police found Foote hiding at a residence that afternoon. He was taken into custody without a fight.

Police say Foote admitted to breaking into the apartment and finding his ex-girlfriend there, but said Speroni had fired at him first, forcing Foote to defend himself. That story isn't backed by any evidence or witness statements, police say. Foote also said another man was with him, Timothy Haupert.

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Image: MySpace
Andy Speroni

In a search of the ex-girlfriend's mobile phone, police found text messages from Foote expressing his anger over the woman's new relationship -- and a threat to kill her lover.

A spat of armed robberies committed by Foote earlier this month preceded the deadly shooting.

After his arrest, Foote admitted to his involvement in an early-morning crime spree in east Phoenix, during which he and another man robbed a Circle K, a Del Taco and a Shell station. Foote claimed he was under the influence of Xanax during the robberies.

The police booking sheet doesn't say what happened to Haupert or Provo, who told police he had no idea Foote had intended to kill Speroni.

"Skater Dude" faces potential charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery, kidnapping and criminal damage.



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3xxx
3xxx

just know he took away a comfort of living, and everyday living is a living hell just to want to get up its been 1 year... and yet it seems like only yesterday all this bull$#!* happened ... just know im waiting for my front row seat

KPASA
KPASA

R.I.P Andy.... 2011

SQUEE!
SQUEE!

Andy was one of my very best friends since high school. He was like a little brother to me and the fact that some of you are bad mouthing him is ABSOLUTELY  disgusting. He was a wonderful kid and it saddens me to my core that he is gone.

FBGM
FBGM

Lordofthering2008: Dont fucking worry about it. mind your own business NOSY FUCK!!!!

Lashandajones1
Lashandajones1

Im absolutely horrified by all of this. Ryan and Andy I both knew and loved its a sad ending to both of their lives I'm incredibly saddened to both families u r in my prayers.

Losekmichelle
Losekmichelle

frist of all ryan foote is no cold blood it killer thats my cusin and i know if he did do it he must have been on some fuck up shit and im sorry 4 the family that lost some one but i love u ryan from ur cusin michelle

Twili8ht86
Twili8ht86

I just wanted to say to all you ppl on here hating on Tim. I'm his girlfriend and I know for a fact that he's not the type of person you all have made him out to be. He's loving, caring, thoughtful, and puts everyone first before him. He is a wonderful boyfriend to me and a great friend to my daughter. So keep on hating because I know the type of person he is. He definitely doesn't need you're fake asses to approve of him.

Indio72
Indio72

Rip andy your homie indio

Mature Dating
Mature Dating

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youll be missed
youll be missed

i was super shocked when a good friend of mine was blowing up my phone while i was at work, i finally answer and he told me thee news about Ryan, i do understand he took a life of a son, a brother, nephew, uncle, and so forth. But what people need to understand as much as you all hate Ryan for what he did, its fair of you to.. Although you gotta look at thee big picture, I mean yes Ryan has been on zannies quite a bit and whatever else he could have gotten his hands on. My opinion on this is, I don't understand how a friend of Ryan that knew he was and has been obsessed with Melissa for years on out now, like even when i dated him he had a very strong connection for her.. Anyways i don't understand how a friend of Ryan's could even be with thee only girl that matter most to him, even if it was over and done with you don't do that.. But thee one to blame is Ryan he choose his actions and he will be dealing with them for a very long time.. I hope Andrews family to heal and just try and find some sort of forgiveness in your hearts, cause hating someone doesn't get you anywhere but being miserable. Wish time could b rewind so someone or something could have went differently.   

pffffffft
pffffffft

provo and timmothy both need to be locked up and take a good hard look at their lives. 

bigriggs
bigriggs

Another piece of shit the state will be paying for. Put this parasite out of his misery.

Blablabla
Blablabla

Its so funny how people hate on the ex girlfriend when he had cheated on her countless times and fucked her over. You didnt see Mellisa go kill all the girls he cheated on her with so obviously shes not as crazy as him in this relationship they had. Ryan Foote should have moved on but no he ruined his whole life now for a girl that only was a cheating relationship. There for he deserves what he gets. 

Bobbyrae
Bobbyrae

this dumbass is going to get gang raped in prison and shanked afterwards this stupid emo piece of shit, rot in hell Ryan Foote.

Bobby
Bobby

He needs to be immediately executed.

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Is this law Racist? Does it specify brown people?Are the people who agree with this law racist?Are those who want this law enforced racist?The law says nothing of little "brown" people but it explains what is illegal entry. It's not very hard to understand. Why is this law "broken"? Why can it be selectively ignored?Illegal alien includes all people who entered illegally, could be Croation, Russian, Chinese, Irish, Canadians and yes even Mexicans. No one single race or people is referenced in the law. Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, "Improper Entry by Alien," any citizen of any country other than the United States who:Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact; has committed a federal crime.Violations are punishable by criminal fines and imprisonment for up to six months. Repeat offenses can bring up to two years in prison. Additional civil fines may be imposed at the discretion of immigration judges, but civil fines do not negate the criminal sanctions or nature of the offense.Gordon could never understand this and has cost Pheonix and surrounding cities hundreds of millions to support the education, health and welfare of these illegal immigrants.

gone too soon
gone too soon

Andy is and was an amazing guy. It's absolutely terrible what this loser did to him. My prayers are with his family, him, as well as all who cared for him.

DGB
DGB

I knew Ryan Since 5th grade and out highschool.. Seen him getting high all the time, Stole stuff out of a pizza delivery drivers truck.. He and his friends tried to kick off my back bumper at a red light also a monkey wrench at a high speed down on 24st and Thomas.. those were the days.. I never got revenge for that.. but it looks like karma got him.

JB
JB

haha damn i fought this nigga he was a bitch back then! sucks that man had to die though! RIP!

Crushed
Crushed

Andy I love and miss you.  I'm so sorry this happened, you deserved better.  I wish this person hadn't decided that this was his best option, to take your life.  He appears to be pretty unstable and has a hefty criminal past.  Nobody deserves this, especially you.  I pray he gets the maximum penalty for his actions.  You're at peace now, though all of us down here are beyond hurt.  I'll see you on the other side, please keep watch over all of us that loved you.  :(

missingandy
missingandy

Andrew I love you, you will be forever missed, I will keep the memories alive within me.

P.S. blame should be put on the person behind the trigger which was ryan not maylissadid you guys blame the other people in the house too? didnt think so no one knew this was going to be the outcome so stop fighting over it.

Me
Me

There is a place for grief; but to think anyone can condemn anyone else and use profane language in the same sentence with His name only shows how little that person truly knows GOD. The world is fallen but every compromise with His Truth adds to that.

Josh
Josh

God, the worlds really fucked up to know that Andrew of all people would get mixed up in this guys bullshit. I haven't seen Andrew for years and because of this selfish prick and his mental dilemmas I'll never be able to see one of my best and first true friends. Rest in piece Andrew, your family and friends all loved and knew what a great person you were. I don't need to explain that.

For his killer...nothing and no one will save or care for you again.

All those that knew Andrew, I'll be seeing you soon.And those that didn't, give some respect.

Desiree
Desiree

Andy Speroni is my good friends brother. May he rest in peace and his family receive some justice for the horrible crime that has been committed. 

Me
Me

Sounds like Murkin,Polio and AJ are expert salad-tossing cupcakes. They are probably busy playing spin the bottle with Halfbreed and Whatshis after a game of D&D ( because fantasyland is the only place they get to be heroes ).

The Sickness
The Sickness

I heard Ryan Foote can suck a golf ball through a garden hose now and has had his shit pushed in reallllll good.Ryan Provo........... your a coward ass pussy boy. prolly sat at home crying about "what am i going to tell the cops, i don don dont want to go to jail moma"

Lexisyaya
Lexisyaya

Who cares what type of person Timmy is. He drove the car to Andrew's house he is an accessory to murder. Even if he gets charged or not he is. I will never think good thoughts of him or Provo. You must be out of your mind to think he is a good person. Good people would tell the police the truth and not act like they didn't know anything that was going to happen. Go ahead and keep a scumbag around your child like that is makes so much sense.

 

AndrewsVoice
AndrewsVoice

Well tims girlfriend the loving caring thoughtful boyfriend of yours helped murder a son brother and uncle. Andrew Speroni will never get to see his nieces again, have children of his own. So maybe instead of defending this punk in your life who is clearly scum you should think about your daughter and who you let around her.

Desiree
Desiree

who the fuck gives a shit, anyone who was involved in the killing of Andrew Speroni, deserves to rot in hell!

Lexisyaya
Lexisyaya

So you are going to BLAME Andrew for being with a girl. Yes that is a reason to get murdered. Then I guess it's okay for me to come over and shoot you cause I don't like your stupid comment. Don't defend what isn't defend able. There is no defense or reason for what he did. You have no idea what is feels like to lose. You don't even no all the facts.

Desiree
Desiree

Dont you dare defend a cold blooded crazy murderer! I dont care what Andrew did or didnt do, there is NO EXCUSE for him to do what he did. He destroyed so many lives, and i hope he suffers in prison for the rest of his life, maybe even get whats coming to him.

think_before_you_speak
think_before_you_speak

I can tell you now Andrews family will not forgive the scum bag who smiled in his mug shot. Who smiled in court the whole time when he was officially charged with Andrews murder. You said yourself he was obsessed with Melissa so how dare she date an AMAZING guy like Andrew. Andrew and Ryan were not good friends because Andrew didn't like the path Ryan chose. You know the one that makes you choose murder instead of just getting over the fact that your EX likes someone else like NORMAL people do. FYI a family doesn't heal with this kind of loss they just learn to put whats left of their life together. He will always be missed. So think next time when your having a dinner with your family that their family will always be thinking of the brother, son, nephew that is not there with them.

NEEDINGJUSTICE
NEEDINGJUSTICE

Are you serious? Did you seriously just try to defend a cold blooded murderer? So this girl cant move on with her life and find someone else (Who will treat her better) because he is obsessed with her? Yet he can do whatever and see whoever he wants? Like you? So would it of been okay and understandable if Maylissa murdered you because you guys dated and she is obsessed with him? There will never be forgiveness for what he did, he destroyed so many lives and not only in Andrew's life but his own. Andrew was a very understanding person and im sure if Ryan would have just i dont know Talk to Andrew about it maybe it could have ended in a different way.. RIP Andrew.

Lexisyaya
Lexisyaya

Maylissa needs to quit seeing Ryan in jail. She has seen him at least three times. I don't feel sorry for her.

devastated
devastated

MaYlissa - how SHE spells it - should have chosen her lovers more carefully.  Did she really think she could sleep with one of Ryan's good friends and that it would be ok and they would all bake cookies together? Hell no! She's an attention whore who wanted to see how many guys she could get strung along and then pick which one she liked best.  For years, she was the abusive one in the relationship with Ryan Foote. Just ask anyone who hung out with them.  People have tried to get him to be done with her for 3 years. But her family up and left her and she cried boo hoo, I have nobody.  So Ryan took care of her even though she was mentally and physically abusive to him.  But he NEVER hit her back.  She would cry say she was sorry and the alcohol made her do it.  Trust me, this bitch is unstable and now many families are destroyed because of her.  Don't believe me?  Stay tuned - I have pictures to prove it.  And so will the court.  And no, I'm not defending what Ryan did - I would never do that.  The truth will come out and everyone will see that this little slut is NOT a victim.  She created this world. No she will be haunted by it forever - at least I hope so.  Now go ahead and start bashing me - I don't give a fuck - I'm done. It will all be out in court.  To Andrews family - I am truly sorry.

Lexisyaya
Lexisyaya

KDH Why don't you go jump off a cliff.

SAD
SAD

Well, let's get the facts:Suspect was on probation for years with dozens of violations-nothing done!Had a warrant for probation violation since August and police knew where he lived-nothing done!Three weeks ago suspect was confronted by Phx PD in a parking lot as he walked home, ID'd, officer told him you know you have a warrant, "I do", gave him his ID back and said take care of it-nothing done!This could have been avoided if authorities did there job-nothing done!Suspects actions are inexcusable and deserve consequences. Something being done now!No blaming or finger pointing here, just facts!My heart goes out to the Victim, his family and friends and this is whole tragedy.I am closely tied to the Suspect-he self surrendered Monday night to a Phx PD detective with my collaboration.Bottom line is this- The disease of addiction KILLS-Physically, Mentally, Emotionally and Spiritually.Maybe society needs to take a look at the kind of violent culture that is being cultivated in this generation, take a look at how the system is not equipped to deal with the war zone in the "Valley of the Sun" or (Valley of Death), take a look at seriously rehabilitating people before it gets to this level instead of being so passive on these issues that progress and grow like a cancer in society with these outcomes.How many lives have to be destroyed before we all wake up, drop our weapons, hatred, drugs and booze and self centered mentality- and pick up some LOVE, compassion, respect, humanity and share HUGS not Drugs?Just my two-cents!!

guest
guest

Yep, that dumb cunt moved on so well she forgot to take her things out of RYAN's apartment. She didn't move on... she just turned around. And  then around again.  If she moved on so much, why the hell is she visiting him in jail, sendng him money, paying for phone calls, telling him she loves him and hopes he will be exonerated soon and she will help his case in court to get him free????  She played head games, unfortunately Andy lost when it should have been her takn away in an ambulance! Hate the one who cheats on you, not the one who got stuck in the middle of the mind games like Andrew did. Ryan should have shot her instead!

Desiree
Desiree

It doesnt matter wha that little hoe did, it was RYANS crazy ass who pulled the trigger. Dont defend that fuckign retard. I hope he burns in hell and poor ANDY will be missed terribly by his family and the people who loved him!

missingandy
missingandy

 hey guess i know everyone in the situation too, i dont need to bash you chances are i know you sad how you care more about a murder than a girl im sure you were probably friends with. and i know how to spell her name dumbass

Lexisyaya
Lexisyaya

He did not surrender he came out cause the cops had him surrounded. That is a fact he should of been shot down. That would make my life much easier. Blame everyone but the idiot that did it. 

Sad
Sad

UPDATE- Can you believe it? Phoenix PD was at the suspects apartment on or about the evening of Sept. 11 at 46th. St. & Oak @ approx. 9:00PM.  They were there becauae this Timothy Haupert character had broken into the suspects apt. through the window, choked Maylissa, and was arrested for aggravated assault, let go the next day.  This idea that authorities did not know where suspect was living the whole time a warrant was out is ridiculous.  Again- Agencies dropped the ball.  Multiple opportunities to have intervened over the years and avoided this tragic outcome.  To the Speroni's-My heart goes out to you and your loved ones, I believe the suspect needs to be accountable for his actions, but so do the multiple agencies who dropped the ball on this a long time ago.

Me
Me

I agree. If everyone were like the Amish ( no need for the next/newest thrill,drug,gadget ) the world would be a better place. Less cities more moving people.

Liberalman
Liberalman

Wow sounds exactly like what everyone has been saying for years... Welcome to the club.

devastated
devastated

I never said anything about caring more about any of them. I want to hear the truth about what happened.  I dont get to talk to one and hear the story. I only get to hear the story from the other one that if anybody knows her knows she lies. So who knows the truth.  And sorry, the name spelling was in ref to Marci's post earlier.

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