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White Supremacist Ex-Con Arrested After Arizona Mass Shooting--5 Wounded, 1 Dead

March 19, 2015  | 

Ryan Giroux is being held on a $2 million bond. (Photo: Maricopa County Jail)
Ryan Giroux is being held on a $2 million bond. (Photo: Maricopa County Jail)

The man taken into custody after a shooting and crime spree in Mesa that stretched over four locations and left five injured and one dead on Wednesday is Ryan Giroux, police confirmed.

Giroux was taken into custody a few miles from the Main Street and Alma School Road shooting scene where the manhunt for him began at about 8:30 a.m, AZCentral reports.

Police said during a briefing that Giroux was finally located in a vacant condo at Dobson Road and 8th Avenue. He was spotted on a balcony and was apprehended inside the condo shortly after 1 p.m.

Mesa SWAT subdued Giroux with a stun gun then arrested him without major incident, police said. He emerged from the condo building in handcuffs and wearing a white, hooded jumpsuit. He was accompanied by several heavily armed police officers who placed him into a gray pickup truck and took him to Banner Desert Medical Center for treatment.

This isn't Giroux's first run-in with the law. According to ABC15, Giroux has been arrested several times in three different states. He has been arrested at least seven times and has spent time in Arizona prison twice.

The first time for three years from 1994 to 1997. And then another six years from 2007 to 2013.

Back in 1994, Giroux served time for burglary and theft.

Just over a year ago, he was released after being convicted of attempted aggravated assault and misconduct involving weapons.

In that case, Giroux was caught stealing chips from a gas station. When the police arrived, he got into a fight with officers and tried grabbing for a gun, court records show.

In addition to those two Arizona prison terms he had arrests in both Washington and California for assault with a deadly weapon, theft, and drug possession.

As far as his prison disciplinary record, there are about a dozen violations for drugs, weapons, and contraband.

Giroux is also a known white supremacist who has "skin head" tattooed above his eyes.

The Southern Poverty Law Center also reported that Giroux is a member of a violent and racist group called Hammerskin Nation.

Ryan Giroux's face is evidence of his alleged white supremacist beliefs. "Skin Head" is tattooed across his eyebrows, "88" for "Heil Hitler" beside his left eye, and a rune on his chin. (Photo: Arizona Department of Corrections)
Ryan Giroux's face is evidence of his alleged white supremacist beliefs. "Skin Head" is tattooed across his eyebrows, "88" for "Heil Hitler" beside his left eye, and a rune on his chin. (Photo: Arizona Department of Corrections)

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Leonard Mather @ 3/19/2015 3:48 PM

So Ryan Giroux was spotted on a balcony. Amazing!! His facial and neck tattoos made that identification/recognition very facilitating. It is a known-known that Prisons are full of occupant known to be dim of wit, or half witted, but this one will be among the Nit Wits; Half Wits are at the top, Dim Wits are next and then the rest are the Nit Wits who get tattooed so as to stand out and be noticed for all their irrational deeds. It is even covered in the Bible in Isaiah 57:20 "For the wicked are like the raging seas that casteth up muck and mire, for there is no rest to the wicked sayeth the Lord my God."

kevCopAz @ 3/19/2015 4:02 PM

OMG there is blood on this mans face! The cops must have brutalized him during an unwarranted, unnecessary, race related arrest! We demand an investigation…….OH sorry he is white, nobody cares…. This is an example of what happens during a normal arrest when you have committed a crime and do not submit to police, perhaps the UV B/M should have thought about that, but I forget that since he is a B/M he gets to resist the white racist police with physical force, attitude etc just because his ancestors were slaves 150 years ago! This is all BS! See the UV arrest story to understand my comments.

Tschako @ 3/19/2015 4:37 PM

Nice to see that Mr. Giroux has taken advantage of our prison's free tattoo removal service. That is supposed to make it easier for one to get a job and live like a decent person. That it rarely seems to work, makes me think it's not the tatts, but the worthless POS inside that's the problem.

rede2hike @ 3/19/2015 4:52 PM

We need to bring back the Star Chamber.

Chips @ 3/19/2015 8:29 PM

I like that face!!!

Lt Dan @ 3/20/2015 5:41 AM

retweet kevCopAz. Took the words right off my keyboard. If Holder, Jesse and Al don't come to his aid, it will reveal their true agenda. As to the officer's in Arizona, nice restraint, glad no blues were hurt.

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