PHOENIX (FOX 10) - Phoenix police say a kidnapping suspect has been arrested after being found in a stolen car in Glendale.
According to Phoenix police, 27-year-old Eddison Jesus Noyola stole a gun and a white Chevrolet Malibu from his family members on March 12 at 10 p.m. near 44th and Orangewood Avenues in Glendale and said he was going to harm his girlfriend, 30-year-old Andrea Lou Dixon, and himself.
At 11:07 p.m., police say Noyola broke into an apartment near 51st Avenue and Thomas Road and shot two 22-year-old men.
Both victims were taken to hospitals. Police confirmed one of the victims, 22-year-old Miireux-Michael Begaii, later died from his injuries.
Police say at 11:30 p.m., Noyola kidnapped Dixon from her apartment near 27th Avenue and Bethany Home Road and shot a 23-year-old man, who is in critical condition, and left the scene.
"This is scary for me," said neighbor Suliman Noori. She, along with other neighbors, we're stunned to wake up to the scene. People FOX 10 spoke with said they slept through the commotion.
"Actually, I didn't hear any shots," said Noori.
"It's always quiet," said Brian Regalado. "Sometimes, I come out here at three in the morning to walk my dog and everything is okay, so yeah, it's surprising to me."
The hunt for Noyola continued into the afternoon, leading police to the area of 19th Avenue and Monroe. At one point, officers spotted a suspicious man who took off when he noticed police.
"We were looking for our suspect from earlier, and this guy came out of an area where we were looking and started jumping over fences into yards," said Sgt. Tommy Thompson with Phoenix Police. He went on to say that officers gave chase, followed by a confrontation with the suspect that ended with officers shooting the man. As it turns out, it was not Noyola.
Police did find the white sedan Noyola was last seen in, but no sign of Noyola or Dixon.
Early Thursday morning, Phoenix police say an armed Noyola went into a man's home near 67th Avenue and Mountain View Road and stole a 2006 Toyota Highlander.
Police say Dixon was with Noyola, but they do not believe she was a suspect in the car theft.
The stolen Toyota Highlander was spotted by Glendale police on Thunderbird Road. Both Noyola and Dixon were taken into custody.
Noyola was booked into jail on charges of attempted first-degree murder, burglary, kidnapping and aggravated assault. He will now be facing additional charges in the coming days since the death of one of the victims.