PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A former Phoenix police officer is giving insight into what it's like trying to track down a serial shooter.
Seven victims have been gunned down; the crimes are now linked by forensic evidence. Phoenix Police say they have a serial shooter or shooters on their hands. Phoenix PD has plenty of experience hunting down serial shooters.
Former Phoenix PD Sergeant Andy Hill was the department's public face for two of the valley's most high-profile cases, the serial shooters Dale Hausner and Sam Dieteman, who killed eight, and Mark Goudeau sentenced to death in the murders of nine people.
"For me, it was all about thinking about bringing someone to justice for what has happened, and not having something else happen after that," said Andy Hill.
Hill is optimistic that police will catch a break in this latest case soon, this after they released a sketch of the possible suspect.
"The key is getting as much information out to the public so there are as many things as possible that might trigger a memory or trigger some bit of information that somebody has," said Hill.
What led to the capture of both cases were tips from the public.
"There is no doubt in my mind that there is a person out there now that has a piece of information that can help investigators find the suspect(s) and that person needs to come forward," said Hill.
Anyone who may be able to help police capture the suspects should call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS. There is a reward of up to $30,000 for information that leads to an arrest.