Phoenix PD Looking for Double-Murder Suspect

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A teenage girl and a young man were shot and killed Monday night in Phoenix, and police are still looking for the suspect.

Phoenix police are searching for 24-year-old Hector Taner Karaca, the man suspected of shooting Kristen Furgeri, 17, and Jose Villa, 25, at a Phoenix home Monday night.

Phoenix Police Sergeant Trent Crump says the shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. at a guest house in the back of a main house near 27th Street and Indian School Road.

The people in the main house called police after hearing the gunshots, and they also saw a man, allegedly Karaca, running from the rear of the house.

The shooter got into a car owned by one of the victims and drove off.

That car, a white Hyundai Elantra, was found today abandoned in an alley near 19th Avenue and Buckeye Road, but Karaca was not there.

You can see a photo of Karaca below. Police say he has plenty of tattoos, including "South" on one forearm, and "Side" on the other, "Tucson" across his upper back, clowns on his chest, and "Chavez" across his stomach.

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Hector Karaca

As you can see from that orange outfit in the above photo, Karaca's done some prison time. In fact, he was just released last month.

He served a little more than three years for hindering prosecution and transportation theft.

Tucson police believed Karaca was somehow involved in a convenience-store clerk's death in 2006, when he was 17, according to an account on the murder from the Arizona Daily Star.

Here's what the Star found out about him then:
Karaca has a long history of burglary going back to the age of 12 when he entered a home and stole CDs, video games, clothing and shoes, for which he was placed on juvenile intensive probation.

About four months later, he stole a bicycle and was convicted of theft. Karaca was ordered to take part in the VisionQuest High Impact Program while still on probation.

At age 13, Karaca burglarized a second home and was sentenced to a minimum of nine months in the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections.

Two years later, Karaca was caught driving a vehicle that contained a concealed shotgun. He was convicted of weapons misconduct and ordered to serve a minimum of 45 days at the juvenile detention center.

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breezy.lopez323
breezy.lopez323

You guys are all full of shit, he's my cousin and they loved each other you guys are all so fucken racists I bet there's at least 1 or maybe more people in your family that are illegals and they weren't so how about you h=guys all stop talking shit before you guys loose someone It sucks losing a person that was your sibling so  Stop talking crap My Prayers Go Out To You Bianca and Alonso <3 I saw them on the 20th we were celebrating my birthday, but they unfortunately died on my birthday the 21st So please I beg you guys to leave this subject alone I hope that for ALL YOU RACISTS they will haunt you to death and hope you lose many family members Assholes

robert_graham
robert_graham

Was he one of the people sought during Arpaio's sweep?  And if deputies had found him would you be crying racist?

SPAINDOESNTRESPECTU
SPAINDOESNTRESPECTU

ANOTHER WINNER.  MEXICANS SHOULD BE PROUD.  YOU ALL SHOULD CELEBRATE BY DOING THE INBRED THINGS THAT YOU DO: DRINK MORE TECATE, GET YOUR UNDERAGED GIRLFRIENDS PREGNANT, DO A CIRCLE K BEER RUN, STEAL FROM YOUR NEIGHBORS, PRAY TO YOUR WHITE JESUS(ERR SORRY YOU THINK HE'S MEXICANT LOL), SLOW DOWN THE LEARNING CURVE IN SCHOOL FOR EVERYONE ELSE, SPEAK SPANGLISH BECAUSE YOU CAN'T SPEAK REAL SPANISH AND CERTAINLY WONT TRY TO LEARN ENGLISH, LIE TO GET WELFARE BENEFITS, SELL DRUGS INSTEAD OF GETTING A REAL JOB... FEEL FREE TO ADD ON BURRITOS.

crystaljansing
crystaljansing

You must be the red neck trash thats ruining this country. The male victim is my husbands cousin so first show some respect for the dead. Second you must not know your history because if you did you would know that 10 states of the US originally belonged to Mexico, including AZ. So before you cast your racist judgement learn your history and remember WE were here first and WE will never leave

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@crystaljansing  

Whenever you start classifying people as "you" and "we" based on race, you're being a racist.   Try to get over that.

If you're here legally, you're an American and an Arizonan.   Who was here first doesn't mean anything to anybody with any common sense.


amaster
amaster

@SPAINDOESNTRESPECTU @crystaljansing 

Please stop!!!!!!

She (the victim of the murder and her fiance' the victim of the murder) were taken away from US.  Us, the people that are arguing about insults and race while the PERSON that murdered them is still at large.  A person that WE created in some way or another.  This is OUR problem.  Arguing is not the solution.  The solution is maintaining everything we do, say, accomplish, participate, manage, assist and are included as an active individual with a 100% care and application of our entire selves in a devoted to the best outcome for all.  To ensure a win - win for all that are concerned.  So I would say that the three of you could do much better than be so over protective of your personal ego.  It isn't about who comes out on top.  Infantile, society is so slow. 

SPAINDOESNTRESPECTU
SPAINDOESNTRESPECTU

@crystaljansing THE MALE VICTIM WHO WAS SEXUALLY ACTIVE WITH AN UNDERAGE GIRL AND APPARENTLY THE MALE VICTIM IS WHY THIS UNDERAGE GIRL WAS MURDERED THANKS TO HIS LAW ABIDING CITIZEN FRIEND?  YOU'RE STANDING UP FOR THAT?  YOU ARE A REAL PIECE OF WORK TOO. 

crystaljansing
crystaljansing

My comment was not towards you it was towards the original poster who stated that Mexicans drink tecate, cannot speak english, is not educate, and get pregnant as a minor. Those comments are very disrespectful and ignorant but what I said is racist because I said we and us when talking about Mexicans? I cannot comprehend how that compares.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@crystaljansing  

I am not attacking anybody's culture.  I'm pointing out that you, personally, are being racist.   When you classify people as "we" and "you" by race, you are, by definition, being racist.   It's something you should think about and try to overcome.

crystaljansing
crystaljansing

Furthermore, both victims were killed in their home, both were US citizens, both had their lifes taken too soon and your sitting here attacking their culture, you should be ashamed of how you conduct yourself and you should be embarrassed because you sound so ignorant. To the original post, I am Mexican and I am very well educated and I do speak fluent english.

crystaljansing
crystaljansing

Im being the racist? I replied to a very racist and disrespectful comment. Lol ignorant people. You only have half you facts right go back a little further before the sale of the remaining states, the US took land from both the Mexicans and the Native Americans yet excepted Mexico as an allie during WWII. But anyway if it were your cousin, brother, mother, sister, or even a friend I bet any amount of money you would not tolerate comments such as the ones that were made today

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@crystaljansing  

Being a relative of a victim doesn't give you the right to be racist.   The dead don't merit any special respect, either.

SPAINDOESNTRESPECTU
SPAINDOESNTRESPECTU

@crystaljansing WHO WAS HERE BEFORE MEXICANS? EXACTLY.  THE EARTH IS BILLIONS OF YEARS OLD, YOUR PENDEJOS WERE NOT EVEN THE FIRST CIVILIZATION IN NORTH AMERICA, GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT.  YOU MAD CUZ THE TRUTH HURTS, MEXICO SOLD THE LAND TO THE US AND YOU RECONQUISTAS ARE ANGRY AT THE WRONG PEOPLE.  GO PROTEST YOUR ANCESTORS GOVERNMENT COWARD.  OH WAIT YOU WON'T DARE DO THAT BECAUSE THEY WILL SHOOT YOUR ASS DEAD WITH NO REMORSE OR REPERCUSSION.

crystaljansing
crystaljansing

If you read my comment, I stated that I'm a relative of the deceased so if I offended you by my accurate history then dont read my comment because I have every right to be angry or upset at the ignorant comments other people post about the Mexican culture.

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