Man Shoots Ex-Boyfriend at Jamba Juice and Later Shoots Himself at Hospital
An angry lover tried to kidnap and kill his ex-boyfriend from a local Jamba Juice, and later shot himself at a hospital.
The 28-year-old suspect (police have not released any names) had been arrested last month and was in court earlier that day, Phoenix PD spokesman Trent Crump says. Cops picked the man up on charges of domestic violence, stalking, criminal damage, threatening and intimidating after he had allegedly damaged the suspect's car and filled it with pool cleaning chemicals, among other things. All of this, and a restraining order, landed the suspect earlier that day in court.
Hours after his court appearance, last night around 8 p.m. the suspect walked into the Jamba Juice near 2700 W. Thunderbird and forced the three employees into the back of the store, Phoenix PD says. The man took their cell phones and broke the store phones. He commanded that store employees get on their knees and took off through the back door with his ex-boyfriend. Outside the business, he told his ex that this would be their last day alive, Crump says - he had already left a suicide note at his home.
On the way to the suspect's Suburban, the victim knocked the gun from the man's hand and fell the the ground. The suspect shot him in the neck, the chest and missed a third time, Crump says.