Police ID suspect in Gila River casino shooting

Dec 27, 2015 11:39 AM by News Staff

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - Police have identified a suspect accused of shooting a retired California police officer to death outside a Gila River casino.

Gila River police Det. Robert Hawkes said Saturday authorities are searching for 47-year-old John Albert Campos Sr. in connection with the shooting in front of Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino on the Gila River Indian Community.

Authorities had previously identified Campos' son-in-law as a person of interest but have cleared him of any involvement.

Police say Campos allegedly shot 52-year-old Frank Pascua three times Thursday in the parking lot as he was trying to steal a car.

Campos then carjacked another vehicle and fled.

Pascua, a retired officer from Bakersfield, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Hawkes says Campos, a convicted felon, is considered armed and dangerous.

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