PHOENIX (AP) - A man has been sentenced to life in prison for a deadly drive-by shooting outside a Phoenix nightclub in 2015. Maricopa County prosecutors say 32-year-old Jeffrey Mathis got a life prison term with the possibility of release after 25 years for first-degree murder. He also was sentenced to 15 years for attempted first-degree murder, 15 years for drive-by shooting and 11 years for aggravated assault, which will be served concurrent to the life sentence.
PHOENIX (AP) - A Border Patrol agent is going on trial for second-degree murder this week in a rare Justice Department prosecution of a fatal cross-border Mexico shooting. Lonnie Swartz is charged with firming multiple shots from the Arizona side of the border into Nogales, Mexico more than five years ago and killing 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez. An autopsy showed the unarmed teen was hit 10 times, mostly from behind. The trial starts Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Tucson.
PHOENIX (AP) - One of three firefighters who suffered burns battling a brush fire outside Yuma remains hospitalized. Authorities say two State Forestry firefighters were burned last Friday after falling into an ash pit 14 miles northeast of Yuma. They say one firefighter suffered second- and third-degree burns and was flown to a Phoenix burn center where he was still being treated Monday.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Police in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe say a woman who was struck and killed by an Uber self-driving vehicle had been walking a bicycle. Authorities say 49-year-old Elaine Herzberg was walking outside a crosswalk late Sunday when she was hit. Uber says it has suspended all of its self-driving testing following what is believed to be the first fatal pedestrian crash involving the vehicles.
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