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Police Arrest Suspects in Phoenix Killings

Late last night in Phoenix, police arrested two men suspected of carrying out a series of shootings that have terrorized residents since May of last year. Police say the pair is responsible for murdering 6 people and injuring 17 others.

The arrests close a police investigation into one of two ongoing serial killer cases in Phoenix. In the other, the man police call the Baseline Killer is said to be responsible for another 8 murders, and 11 rapes.

The cases, involving dozens of victims, have left residents worried -- and police and federal authorities working overtime.

At Phoenix's City Hall, Police Chief Jack Harris said that "following up on information from the public," officers arrested Dale S. Hausner and Samuel John Dieteman on numerous charges, including assault and murder.

The first shooting in the case was in May of 2005. There have been 6 murders, and 17 non-fatal shootings, many of them pedestrians or bicyclists. Most of the incidents occurred on main roads, late at night or in the early morning hours. Police have been slow to release details about the case.

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